Learn To Fly
I was going to write a new post yesterday, but I didn’t have much to talk about. I was going to rant about being made to go to church again, and comments… but I didn’t want to ramble. But I do have a load of comments to respond to. Don’t kill me. I’ll get to them. :)
I was reading Kya’s post about how she never used to try hard in regards to education, and now she’s very focused on school studies. I was the same in high school – I never took education seriously. I absolutely loved learning new things but I believe I didn’t put in as much effort as I could. I tried very hard in my HSC but I still have that lingering feeling that I still could have studied more. I tried – but I could have studied more.
Looking into the past, perhaps in some cases I was lucky. Receiving 70% for the subject history nearly every year was probably a gift. I hated history and I refused to study for it. And maths – scraping past with marks of 40% and 50% was something that was my own fault.
In primary school (up to grade six) I was very good at maths. It was a natural talent I had. But I took it for granted and as I went into high school, I didn’t put in extra effort to study and try, because I thought I would pass with flying colours if I kept coasting along.
Boy was I wrong. I was good at maths but because I never tried, I took it for granted and as the work got harder, I failed more.
Now that I’m in university, I feel really lucky. There are people out there who struggle to make it into university, or they don’t realise their options. I should feel lucky that I made it in – and I do. I’m not doing something totally amazing like law or accounting (haha… really now, no maths for me any more) but I enjoy what I’m studying.
Some people seem to treat school the same way I did. I think everyone out there should try really hard, no matter what they’re doing. It shocks me to see younger teens complaining about homework piling up – it’s just the beginning of it, guys. The end of high school is worse, and if you’re heading into university, there’s more to expect. It might not be a lot more, but it’s definitely more challenging.
I know some people don’t really take education seriously, but sometimes you don’t realise how important it is. Looking to the future now always makes me smile. I never liked thinking about the future. But for those still studying in school – try your best. You might hate some subjects – but after high school, you can study whatever you wish. :)
But the way I think has changed. I didn’t really care about my education, and now that I’m working towards a Bachelor’s degree, I feel like it would be nice to get a Master’s degree or even a PhD. I am so odd. Am I aspiring to something beyond the sky? :O
That’s where we should all aim… for the sky. For further than the sky. And not just in education. /faw