Friday, October 3, 2008

Passion is key ...

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Perhaps this Inquirer.net blog entry by Ruel S. De Vera resonates with familiarity for some of us. It does for me.

He speaks of not liking school from Kindergarten to College. Then he sort of liked postgraduate school. But not after realizing the value of work and the role of blending learning and teaching in life's journey outside the classroom. Take it from him:
"It’s true. Grad school takes a completely different sense of organization and cerebral work ethic. The biggest element is that nobody will bug you to do it. You have to figure it out or just fall away altogether. The fact that I was part of the start of something really big (Ateneo’s MA Journalism program) really pushed me."
And the lesson seems to be: "You have to love what you are doing. So the choices are: sink or swim. Now who wants to achieve 'learned helplessness'?"

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