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Inspiriation to those learning/studying

Postby SuperRoach » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:41 pm

While most of the internet is full of trolls and crap, sometimes there are little gems or posts that really knock you back and make you think. If you have the time to read it, I think this is one of them

http://www.reddit.com/r/confession/comm ... as/c3d91jl

This post has received over 3,500 upvotes, and is about what gives this person his inspiration in learning, but I can't really give it any justice beyond that. It's a good read.
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Re: Inspiriation to those learning/studying

Postby Enduwolf » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:17 am

That was good.

Unfortunately, I'm on the other side of that coin. Intelligent, but unmotivated. But self-aware enough to realise that in high-school, which was a godsend. If you find yourself on my side of the coin, then the best advice I can give you is specialise. Specialise in the thing that interests you most and win it.

It's also good if you're not that intelligent, but motivated. My best friend was a good study, but didn't perform that well in tests and barely scraped through for uni acceptance for a BSc. But, he specialised, and now he's done his doctorate, been offered his Masters and he works at the CSIRO. Only 27 and he's one of the world's foremost experts on solar technology.

I on the other hand wanted to fly. My aim was to join the RAAF as a transport pilot and then go to commercial airlines once my stint was up. I specialised in the mathematical sciences – Physics, Chemistry, Engineering. I got the scores I needed and spent three years in the recruiting process for pilot, air navigator (AWO) and then tower control. I continued scaling back the position in the hopes of getting in and then bridging from there as the years passed. I learned about government bureaucracy and eventually, quit my job at the factory I was working at and got an traineeship at an advertising agency. A few weeks after starting at the agency, I got another callback from the ADF and told them to get fucked (nicely).

Almost 8 years on, I'm now a Copywriter. The only mediums I haven't written for are Cinema and Skywriting. I love my job, I get paid many thousands of dollars to tell people stories. Plus, it gives me an excuse to harass people about their spelling.

I tell you this because it doesn't always matter if things work out either. There's always another way to get where you wanted to go, or something else that you might even enjoy more that what you thought you wanted. In school they make it sound like if you get it wrong now you're fucked forever, but it the real world, no one gives a shit how well you did in your final exams.

But, you know, if a decent war breaks out, I'll join up.
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Re: Inspiriation to those learning/studying

Postby lfunkyl » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:44 pm

I'm at the stage where, i was getting decent marks at uni with very little study... until last night...

I took what i thought was going to be my easiest exam, got good marks all through the semester but when i got into the exam, everything that i thought wouldn't be in the exam was and just before i left i did a rough guide of the marks i would be looking at and let's just say it didn't look good.... to the point where by failing the exam it also means i automatically fail the course no matter how good my marks were during the semester...

And i've still got 3 more exams which i think are going to be harder than that one... and as you can tell by me being here and typing this, I'm very very bad at getting motivated until it is the very last minute...
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Re: Inspiriation to those learning/studying

Postby Enduwolf » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:45 pm

Hang in there funky. Yeah, when you're studying you need to push yourself and try and get it done, but as I said in my post, it's not the end of the world if you slip here and there.

As the saying goes, there's more than one way to skin a cat.
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Re: Inspiriation to those learning/studying

Postby Nero » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:50 pm

I find a large part of it all, is the pressure to actually get in to uni in the first place.

I thought I wanted to do accounting and I was pretty relentless going to get it, even scored early entry but then I found out it wasn't what I wanted to do...

If I'd had the benefit of a gap year, I might have managed to get to journalism in the first place and not have 18 months of uni wasted...
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