I wrote a really really long post about the mental state of local students for the last few hours, About how pampered and sheltered we were/are. How gullible and lazy we were/are. How other countries' students are hungrier, that they have more to fight for, to live for blah blah. How this country and its education system caused the students to be this manner.
How much of what I just said was true or false. And that it was unfair to blame the local students. How the easing of immigration laws and foreigners not needing to do NS is causing a disadvantage to them.
Then it started feeling like a damn lecture. And I hate lectures. Fucking fucking hate it.
And it reeks of excuses. And I hate myself for giving more excuses. Loathe it.
The worst is I felt like a FUCKING preacher. Telling people what is right and wrong. Hell no. No way in hell am I going down that path. We have enough of those pretentious fuckers around. So I deleted the whole damn lot.
All I keep thinking back to is this quote which I playback to myself every few months.
"When things got hard, you started looking for something to blame, like a big shadow. Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it."
"You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! Now if you know what you're worth then go out and get what you're worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody!"
"But until you start believing in yourself, ya ain't gonna have a life. Don't forget to visit your mother. " - Rocky Balboa.
All I put forward is a seed of thought. To think for yourself and not let other people think for you no matter how tempting it is. Its your god damn life.
If people are too good to you, there is a motive. Always a motive. Even me.
Always ask why. That is the some of the best advice I have ever received.
Those who want, will. Those who don't, won't
What I tell myself everyday.
To all the people watching, I can never ever thank you enough for the kindness to me, I'll think about it for the rest of my life. All I ask is one thing, and this is.. I'm asking this particularily of young people that watch: Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism - for the record it's my least favorite quality, it doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen. I'm telling you, amazing things will happen." - Conan 'O'Brien