Saturday, January 17, 2009

100% of us Die

This is one of the most fascinating readings I have read for this class. I have enjoyed it very much and found myself agreeing with all of his points.
In the first sentence CS Lewis remarks “a university is a society for the pursuit of learning.” College is where we come to learn. But what many students don’t realize is that learning happens outside college too. Furthermore, more learning happens outside of classrooms. I think I tend to learn only in classrooms, but I need to pay close attention to life not just in the classrooms.

Some people achieve more than others. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, Tiger Woods and Barack Obama. These are great achievers. So what is the secret to the people who achieve more than others in life?
CS Lewis talks about “The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable.”
The names above are those who have not waited for the perfect time nor the opportunities, they are the ones who made opportunities for themselves. They are proactive with their life. Also opportunities go to those people who seek for them. It comes to the prepared.

In the end, life is fair. You reap what you sow.

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