Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I had always pondered writing about this. Some think that this is a just a lame excuse for not wanting to go to class but in reality i have always believed this. Someone once told me that "Leaders are born not made.." someone also said it the other way around. I believe they are born. Some leaders are just born with that charisma to make others feel secured around them and some are just hard workers who try hard to make others trust in his ability. I think the mind works in the same way. You were born to do something specific. I come from a family that instills ideas of progress comes hand in hand with what you want. It doesnt matter how much you earn or how popular you become, as long you're happy with what you're doing, you'll be just fine. My brother once told me "Im not worried about you, even if you never step into a university, you'll make it fine through life."
When i first came to UKM it took me a while to understand the concept of class and the difference between a literature class (my major) and a social class (HR minor) and this was what i came up with.
"The mind cannot be great if its liberty is girded to tightly, without liberty the mind cannot take a breath"
The mind needs to roam free and roam far. It should confound expectations and compound knowledge. Oscar wilde once wrote "Education is an admirable thing, but its worth mentioning time to time that what is worth knowing cannot be taught."
My literature classes allowed for spontaneous creativity, making judgments and decisions on the dot at the moment and try to be as original and as creative as possible. While in other classes restraints were put and i wasnt able to cope.
A friend once told me that i was different. He said "we're different you and me, I plan my steps, i make sure i know what to do next... but you... youre different... you plan in your head so you dont think first.. its good but like people say your gift can also be your curse...."
"Your the wind, cold and untied, you go where ever you want and no one can predict you... you stand your ground when it comes and when youre angry, you hurl tidal waves to beat the earth..."
I think he was right... My mind does not need to be tied down or to be restricted and i think its the same with other people... if everyone allowed their mind to roam free of the restriction that is the four walls of a classroom. Limitations that halts the progress of intellectual minds. confines the developments of the brilliant mind. Chains the domination of the hereditory genius mind to the walls.... we would all at least be brighter people.
I believe that... what do you believe in???