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The Pleasure of Sharing Knowledge

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posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 08:51 PM
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The Pleasure of Sharing Knowledge




...I can't post unless I write something in here. I apologise for not knowing how to simply "post" my thoughts, which are below. Sorry in advance!
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posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 08:51 PM
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As I sit here contemplating my own life and past (after reading Hazelnut's sad post about her own life problems and their consequences) I came to the conclusion that, while sometimes sharing such information is tough - it is healthy, it heals and it is a (most of the time) joyful experience to share one's self with others. And what better place to do that than on here, where you don't really need to worry about being labelled, or judged. To be honest, I don't really have much to say, I just want to write out my thoughts and hear from you guys on life, your goals, and so on. So here we go I guess:
As of April 12th, I am 21. I am currently enrolled at Dalhousie University studying Engineering, where I was accepted into 2nd year Environmental/Biological; I am unsure of which I would enjoy more. I am also unsure of school as a whole. I like to consider myself intelligent, and a determined individual, and yet school is an enigma to me at times. I went in the first place basically because it was "the" thing to do. My parents have degrees. My dad went to Law school and my mom is a botanist/teacher, though she works for the government. Which is sort of why sometimes I question school. Will I even use a degree? If it is about money, there are countless other endeavors that will bring you wealth, and as long as you are capable and hardworking, you can pretty go as far as you want (atleast that's what we hear all the way back to about grade 3). Part of me relishes the idea of just dropping my existence and boarding a plane to some remote country, where I will be unknown, unusual, and completely "free". I thought about maybe hiking through rural Japan, and perhaps living with monks for a year. Or going through Manchuria (China) and studying martial arts with the Shao'lin. These are more dreams of a young me, but I'd still probably enjoy doing such things. Or traveling for the sake of traveling, and just hanging out on beaches for months, eating cheap food, and experiencing cultures so different and disconnected to that of the West. Recently I have been pretty house-ridden because I received ACL surgery on May 20th, and all I do is physio and sit around my house. I decided I would write a book and then I sat there for about 10 hours trying to think of a title and a first line. My mind then switched gears and I thought "Hey why not write a movie script/think of a movie idea, etc etc". Again, hours were spent blankly staring at my computer screen thinking of what to type. I think I find it difficult to motivate myself at times and this is why I get rather spontaneous ideas that last, say, a week, and then die. I'm 21 and I feel old, which I know I'm not, but I'm sure you all know what I mean. Every birthday goes by, and it feels like I am not really using my life as best as I could. But "how else would I use it?" asks my inner voice. "What would I change?" I don't think I can drop the school path because it is what I wish to do. I want to be on the cutting edge of science and technology, and surely engineering is a helpful path to something like that. I also had thought of switching universities and simply going into Science with a major in Physics/Astronomy. That is more pure I believe, and really brings you to the edge of modern progress. Once again though, I simply read about this kind of thing in my monthly issues of Scientific American and Discovery Magazine. I am not sure if I just like reading about progress more than being part of it. It is a way of gathering information and knowledge about the world I use to broaden my view of life. But does that mean I actually want to study it? Obviously these aren't "problems" or anything like that, I merely like to talk with people and express my thoughts and what not. Please share with me your own "stories-in-progress". I'll write more in a bit. Dinner time!


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posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 08:53 PM
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I definitely don't know how to choose which section to post under either, so I think it just goes to "breaking alternative news", which this is definitely not. sorry



posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 09:57 PM
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Go to 'Board', open a category, click on 'new thread.'


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