We humans are capable of growth and development and we can achieve it through learning. There are different ways to learn things and improve your skills. One is school-based, which you widen your knowledge in class. You learn to improve your logical and reasoning skills by studying Mathematics. You learn to be aware of your natural environment through Sciences and you study English. There is also, experience-based learning where you experience learning through doing it. You may learn to cook by yourself or learn to swim in a swimming class or learn musical instrument by guide books. Also, we advance our knowledge by listening to other’s life experience that brings impact in our own. As we grow, we develop and grow through all of these. But there is also another way to experience learning, sharpen oneself and gain from someone’s life and it is through literature.
Literature is a total of writing of a specific country or period that expresses or informs people through the use language. It interprets the meaning of nature and life through the charm and power of words. So how is literature help as grow as a person like the other means of progressing? Why do we need to study literature?
We have different ideas of what literature is and how can we use it or how it affect us. We are wondering why we need to study it. Here are some points that I know, why literature is an important to study. First, it appeals to man’s higher nature and needs, which are the spiritual, intellectual and creative part of us. All literature involves emotion, entertainment and information. It helps us arouse and imagine other’s (writer’s) emotion. The study of it gives us the ability to cope with human nature, see new perspective, more awareness, great sensitivity and added culture. Second, you may read author’s story that passes ideas and values that they wish to pass on in order to form attitude. You will read the information that the authors want to convey to their readers that is worth reading and remembering and use it as a tool of your life. Third, in a competitive world that we are in, we need to be well-versed in writing to give accuracy and evaluation. Literature will help us to make wise decision, analyze, evaluate and form valid judgments. Fourth, it can also reflect the national life of the people through history books and biography. By this a nation creates a more string identity. And last, you will learn more about the world around you through reading literary piece. You will know countries’ culture, people, beliefs and society through reading. You will have a certain human connection with people across the globe by the materials that you will read.
Indeed, literature has a great part in our life. It can help us see and understand more about our life and our environment. It helps us to grow more as a better person. We need to study it because it helps us to cope with human life, help us be aware and be cultured.
Yes, the title sounds familiar. It rhymes with the famous teenage movies today. But my article is not about the movie. How I rate the movie and how well the book was. It’s more of a reflection of one’s life. When we were young, we always love to impress others about our achievements and how good we were in school. We love to be praised. We love to be appreciated. It’s normal and it actually gives a great impact to build self-esteem. But sometimes too much of it will make us oppress because we seek for perfections already to be better among the best. We feel troubled whenever we failed to satisfy people about our works. We feel morbid when people don’t agree with us. Sometimes it is hard for us to accept faults of our own because we only want see exquisiteness because we feel it will make our path much easier, acceptable and beautiful. But have we ever thought that these faults of our own will make our journey much bracing and savvy?
Great men have great faults. This is one of my favorite witty sayings. Because it is true! People who experience the most stupid encounter in their lives and surpassed it are one of our idols now. Like Michael Jordan, the most famous basketball player all over the world. Back when he was young, he was never really that good in playing his sport. He did not even been accepted in his school’s team. It’s his fault that he did not give his best shot at a given chance but he never gave up. He never stopped learning how to be better and make his faults his guide in his life.
Acknowledge your faults and make plans how you will make it better. Think of ways on how can these faults of yours be the start of your success. Be positive always about how life challenges us. If we always be praised how can we have a chance to improve? If we are perfect, how can we have another opportunity to learn things that is different to your perspective? We need to live life. And living it includes pain, disappointments, angers, stress, depression etc. See the beauty of it. See how it helped you to be the best of yourself today. Yes today you are not perfect and you will never be but remember at least you learned to have a life. You learn that it is not about bread and butter but combination of wrongs and rights and how you balance it to love a happy and contented life. The faults in our life will surely the most painful scenarios but have the greatest lessons. Be positive always! Remember we have our own faults in our lives we just have different way to cope with it.
All of us have different perspective about happiness. We find it differently, search for it in our own ways. To seek happiness is sometimes the only thing that makes us move with our life. But what are the circumstances of being happy? What makes a person happy? Who involved in your happiness? And why do we even need happiness if we all have the richest of the world?
I’m a junior student in college. My happiness is good grades, good friends, good parties and good food. It doesn’t matter for me if I don’t have the luxuries of lives; I just need to feel satisfied about what I have. But sometimes I wonder, am I really happy of what the world offers me? Or is it too much or too less to define it as a happiness?
For me being happy is a choice. You need to choose positive things in life in order to be happy. If you lose on a competition and stop doing what you want after, is a choice. But did it make you happy? Did you gain wisdom from it? If only you choose to be happy instead and be positive and motivate yourself to improve, maybe you will ten-times happier now. Why? Because you see the best version of yourself now rather than the depressed person who everyone and everything for what drastic happened in your life.
Happiness is not the material things that your money can buy but more of the thoughts it can bring to the person to have the happiness that you are searching for. Yes money can be used to find happiness as long as you learn to allocate and share it with others. Their smile, their gratefulness will make you happier than having money in your pocket!
Happiness is self-love. Knowing your worth, your capabilities, the beauty within you is happiness. Knowing your weaknesses and transform it into your strengths will be one step. Acknowledging what you and having a security on your own is something you can’t get to anyone. So help yourself to know all of those things. Help yourself recognize the things that you have that can make you happy.
There are no circumstances for happiness. It’s in you that will create happiness. There are no specific things that can make you happy it’s your choices in life that will make you happy. All people can make you happy as long as you give your best to make them happy also and see the importance of that person. And we need happiness because it’s the only thing that can make us see life and move for life.
“TIME TO LET GO”
Remembering our own time
Creating love and searching stars
Seeking happiness and light
Being child and wild
We thought we we’re inseparable
Love all things that were colorful
Our laughs and jokes aren’t comparable
Being with them was so beautiful
They never failed me to be happy
Making my journey much fantastic
Searched hopes and dreams together
Making my version much better
I saw how life really is
With them it was easy
I know the definition of home
They never let me feel alone
I struggled a lot with my emotions
But their words made me feel less pressured
See the beauty at all measure
And let me grow and feel treasured
But it’s time to say goodbye
Be grateful and smile
Because it’s time to let go
Time to let them grow
Grow without you
Grow with someone new
Because our time ends now
They need to grow with new one
My friends thank you for the life
Life with you and all the love
I won’t be the person that new people see now
If you haven’t mold me, the old one
Time to let go, time to say hi
Hi to the new people to search new stars
Start another life, different from our path
Time to let go, and start my new life
I remember back when I was in preschool, my mom advised me to gain many friends in school because I will need them in the future. So I did it. And every time the year starts I make sure I have new friends and still stick with the old one. I was happy with result of being supported and cared by many people; to meet modish people because of my big group of friends. It was exciting and fulfilling to me. But as years past and all of my friends are busy pursuing their dreams and now we grow apart, I realized that what I really need to do as time cuts my life is to catch the real ones. It’s not that I regret that I expand my group of buddies but I realized that those who stayed for me in the best and even worst part of life are worth treasured for.
People will come and go in your life, few will stay. People stay because they found home in you. They felt the need of being with you because of the understanding and inseparable feeling to each other. It’s not a romantic relationship but more on the dependent side. So catch the real ones and know how these people will truly help you in your journey. How your needs be completed by your true friends. How strengths and weaknesses help you and your friends to overcome the rollercoaster feels of life. How wonderful it will feel if all of you ten years from now still the ones who share stories of past. And how great it will feel that even though you are busy pursuing your dreams and goals someone will ask you, how are you my friend? Let’s meet and reminisce.
Catching real ones are easy. All you need to do is be grateful every time your friends are around. Be a friend to them also. Share, give and love them. Give your part. Bond with them and seek happiness with your group of friends. Having real ones will be measured if those things are forgotten and you can’t give it to them with a hundred percent of your effort but they still find a way to help you with one hundred percent effort to bring back what was gone for a while.
All people who came in your life are the people you should be thankful for, because they are part of the molding process of you. They contributed to the creation of your foundation. They helped you to be the better person of today. They will always stay in your colorful memories. But real ones will stay in your kaleidoscope life!
These people made me the better version of myself. We have different personalities, ideas, beliefs but yet still thankful I met them, worked with them. Our combinations made me learn life much better. Yes there were moments where all of us just can’t handle our differences but yet we look at it as challenge accepted. We still stick to our common goal; lead and serve people. My family. Sec 2013-14 thank you! We have our own paths now but still hoping one day we will work as a team again. We will see each other’s dream in reality.
Yes it is my fourth account now! I don’t know what happened to my other accounts. What I know is that when I create them it will only take a month to use it. Indeed I’m a lazy writer. I’m not really into writing but now I create another dashboard for me to share my thoughts. I find it really necessary to compose my ideas through writing. Please help me to maintain this goal. Help me to be a good writer. Help me to reflect and and enhance this skill :)