Morals are a common classroom discussion. Why do we have them? Do we need them? How are they formed? Are you a morally good person? During a discussion with students most people agreed they were consciencious of life around them and they knew right from wrong. But…
How many of you know the first name of the person who cleans your bathroom at school?
Learn their name, say hello. In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do it smile and say hello.
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Every student who attends college will put in varying amounts of effort yet every student who attends college (and passes all their classes of course) will receive a very expensive piece of paper and a handshake from their Universities president at the end of four years. There are some days you just don’t feel like putting in the effort, some days you don’t feel like going to that guest lecturer (it’s not required so who cares) because no matter what, as long as you pass (with a C or an A ) you will be handed your diploma.
Would you do college differently if you had to go for four years but you were not given a degree?
What would you work towards during your four years if you don’t have that expensive piece of paper to work for?
What would you try and get out of college if you had to go but there was no such thing as a bachelors degree?
Think about it… after your four years at college you walk up to an employer and hand them your resume. You did four years of college. The person next to you only went to high school but it’s been four years since they went so you’re both the same age. Under the ‘Education’ line on your resume you both have High School Diploma (remember there’s no such thing as a college degree). Who will they hire? Answer: they hire the other person. Why? Because you spent four years partying and just going to class. They spend four years traveling, doing mission work, community service, they attended conferences, and held part time jobs here and there. You get angry… you just spent four years at college! How can they not hire you??? The thing is, you had every opportunity to do what they did. Why didn’t you take it?
Think about college now. What will you try and get out of your years at college if you weren’t handed a diploma at the end? You might think…. well what’s the point of college then if it’s just all about experience? Well, there are many reasons academically, socially, growth, etc but for the purpose of this post…. the point of college is that you get spoon fed the opportunities to do the same things that the ‘non-college-goer’ did while they had to research and work their butt’s off to find and create those opportunities.
You are lucky! Don’t waste what you are given.
Everyone wants to be at the top of the mountain but nobody wants to climb it.
School has started. For those of you who are returning college students, ‘welcome back!’ For you new freshman, ‘welcome!’ For you new students, even you returning ones, you might look back on all you have done throughout high school and pat yourself on the back. You may have been class president, a class officer, member of an honor society, member of an organziation, you won the community service award, you were captain of your varsity sports team, maybe you were even valedictorian, or won a college scholarship because of how super smart you were in your science classes in high school. Well, let me first off say ‘congrats’ and then let me say ‘your high school success or lack thereof doesn’t actually matter as you make the transition to college.
You’ve worked so hard to get to where you are today and yes, now i am going to tell you that it’s time to start over. Did you enjoy being successful in high school? Did you dislike being a bum and now you want to revamp your life? Either way you have to start back at the bottom and work your way up. Freshman, this is your time to! Returning students, it’s never too late to get started. The majority of your schools will probably provide an involvement fair at the beginning of the semester. Go to it! Learn about different organizations and just sign up for one. If you go there with too much enthusiasm and sign up for a bunch of groups you will overwhelm yourself and probably not attend any meetings. Find one group you like, sign up for it and attend their meeting. Help with one project in that group and work on it until it is accomplished. Then, onto the next project. What do we call this????…..climbing back up!