Today I went back to school after a week in California. It was a strange transition. I was coming off of placing in the top ten internationally in a high school marketing competition, an achievement that some might say is bordering on elite. I should have been on top of the world. But I wasn't.
I went to school and did stuff.
Today I came away from a conversation having received more insight than I usually do when talking to someone.
As you might have guessed, yoga has caused me a lot of stress lately.
Lately, I've been asking people questions that some would consider strange conversation pieces. If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today? If you could choose three people to have dinner with, dead or alive, who would they be an why? If whatever you tried was guaranteed to succeed, where … Continue reading Day 23/24 – Questions, Capitalism, and College
My attention would be completely captivated for a solid 10-15 minutes (sometimes even as long as 30!) before I would slowly lose consciousness.
There are few things more powerful than an idea. A simple thought can topple governments, upend societies, drive innovation, and change the world. It's amazing to see your ideas—the ambiguous, incomprehensible goings-on in your head—materialize into something tangible.
And in the end, that's all we have—stories.
Who in their right mind would take four home release periods and not spend them sleeping? Who would try and improve their piano skills after not picking up the instrument for nearly five years? Who would give up the opportunity to be a part of the Davis High School Wind Ensemble, one of the finest concert bands in the country? Who would be crazy enough to think they could completely control their education and be dedicated to learning for six to eight hours straight every other day?
Some lessons were as a result of things I did, and others were because of things I didn't do. Overall, I see my experience as a beneficial one and I can see lots of room for growth.