note to self

Today was an excellent reality check. I met up with a current student and spoke to them about reality, how people think, and values in life.

It was a wonderful surprise because I learned that about different life style perspectives. America– more capitalist driven (pro-$) vs. other cultures (pro-appreciating the everyday). Hmm, and you wonder why the rate of depression of is so high in the U.S. compared to elsewhere!

Being wealthy has a bad tinge.

Read the world news; follow what’s going on around the world. Care about what’s beyond yourself.

How to better understand others? Travel and mingle with the people— don’t do the stay in the hotel route.

In order to do things, you have to start with confidence, coupled with passion, and hard work.

And I think the one thing I realized after talking with him (and probably something I’ve noticed in general).

What helps for a developing/unstable country: a homogeneous population.

politics is not something you learn in school. You learn by doing.

There’s nothing wrong with being introverted, as long as you’re well spoken.

It’s so nice to talk with smart people who care about the welfare of the world, who are not driven by money.

That and I need to work on making a convincing argument on why i want to go into medicine.

G was right. For where your treasure lies, there your heart lies as well.

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I like questions, dreaming, doing things, and trying new experiences. Ask me.
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