20 4 / 2014
"Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful and long-lasting. Sometimes people come into your life to show you what is right and what is wrong, to show you who you can be, to teach you to love yourself, to make you feel better for a little while, or to just be someone to walk with at night and spill your life to. Not everyone is going to stay forever, and we still have to keep on going and thank them for what they’ve given us."
16 4 / 2014
07 4 / 2014
I think one of the things about Harvard is that people here can be extremely selfish of their time. Time is more precious than gold. It’s something you can never get back. How you spend your time now can affect your future. Blah. Blah. Blah. Day in. Day out. We’re just chasing after one achievement after another, to raise ourselves upon some glorified pedestal that will come crashing with someone else’s next great accomplishment.
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I really hate how focused we all are sometimes. Not just at Harvard or college, but just in general. We’re so focused on ourselves. Such ego.
In particular, it really bothered me that we’re willing to sacrifice another person’s well-being for the sake of our pset, our studies, our response paper, our time. I include myself in this category. It’s ridiculous that we can tell ourselves, “I can’t deal with this person right now. I need to worry about myself.”
In light of recent occurrences, this has become glaringly obvious. When a friend is in trouble, it’s a little concerning when you hear others or yourself say/think, “I can’t think about that now. I need to study.” What? Why have we become so selfish, disciplined to such an extreme.
When is enough finally enough? When will we start to value life, humanity, and love over this unending pursuit towards success. It’s not at all that success and working hard are irrelevant or unimportant. But man…what a cost…
29 3 / 2014
Anonymous asked: Is going to harvard the best decision you've ever made
No it is not.
In the grand scheme of life, that would really suck if a decision that really only spans 4 years of my life could be defined as “the best.” At least I’m hoping that the future calls for opportunities to make other positive decisions.