Wednesday, August 3, 2011

51. Put up a fight

March Madness is probably the best example of this, if you ever want to see a competition where it is possible for any no name team to win watch the NCAA tournament. Every year it never fails there are multiple games where I have to look away from the television because there are 2 points between the teams and 5 seconds left on the clock, so nerve wracking. I will always root for the underdog. It never fails, what can I say I like fairy tales and the ending is always more magical when the loser finally wins. So I cheer on the underdog and I respect them for showing up despite knowing they are probably going to lose. I admire them for giving everything they can possibly give up until the last seconds even when the score is 50-105. There is a huge difference between losing and quitting.

51. Put up a fight
Not until the fat lady sings, not until the buzzer sounds, not until your feet touch the finish line, and not until you have contacted everybody up to the tippy top of the totem pole should you stop fighting. Even when you know you are going to lose keep on giving it everything you got because even if the small possibility of winning is no longer there the knowledge that you gave it everything you could possibly give should be enough to soften the blow of losing. I have never been impressed by somebody who goes into the arena knowing they have no chance of winning the game or passing the test so they just show up and in other words give up. Nobody likes to lose, I mean seriously show me somebody who likes to lose and I'll show you somebody who has a deep problems with self-loathing. Sucky people are the ones who just show up knowing they have no intention of putting out any effort. They quit before they even step on the floor. Don't give up even when it would be easier for you too! Fight until the very end, then get up dust yourself off and move on to the next battle.

Anybody that has ever been to college can be divided into one or two types of students. Your either the type of student that gets A's in the first half of the class then slacks off from the second half. Or your the type of student that doesn't study the first half then spends all of the second half of class trying to bring their grade up. This quarter I am the second type and I am really stressing about my grades. I know its possible for me to get A's on all my tests and quizzes but I also know it is just as easy for me to fail them. Ugh why do we do this to ourselves? I think we like stomach ulcers....

Monday, August 1, 2011

50.Read between the lines

Time to bust out a little nursery rhyme(one of my faves actually).

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the King's horses and all the King's men,
Couldn't put Humpty together again

Now lets have a little talk about Humpty, any smart egg would not go sit on a wall for fun. It is just not a smart thing to do considering the fragile state that eggs are in. There has to be more to the story; like why would anybody let alone a breakable someone go sit on a high wall? Why would an egg try to sit anywhere when even with legs they can barely balance? Why would you name an egg Humpty? This rhyme leaves a lot of open ended questions and since Humpty is now in millions of pieces we will never get those questions answered.

50. Read between the lines
There is always more to a story. I repeat there is always MORE to a story. When you read a news story you should know that it is coming from someones point of view and they could purposefully or accidentally leave information out. When somebody tells you a story you should know it is coming from their point of view and chances are they are purposefully leaving things out so that they themselves or whoever they are bias toward in the story looks better. When I tell you something realize it is coming from my point of view which could be totally wrong at times and hard to follow. Read between the lines! Do not take everything you read, hear, or see literally. Sucky people are the kind of people that will read something dumb and incredibly false online then go around repeating it thinking its right then get defensive when other people laugh in their face. I'm not saying sucky people do this on purpose I am just trying to stop everyone from being that sucky person. Now take every bit of information you receive and analyze it yourself then get multiple sources before you go around spreading information to the masses. It will save you from being the source of some bad information. Trust me you don't want to be the source, the source is always the one to go to jail.

Sooo I slightly conquered my bad studying habit and did some productive studying today. Ok I had a quiz today so I was forced to do it so this really isn't a breakthrough. But tomorrow is a new day and I plan to get a jump on the studying I need to do for the rest of the quarter so I don't fail. I really do not have a back up career path so this kinda has to work out. Fingers crossed!