Then I started to discuss this with some of the international students, from at least 4 - 5 countries, and unanimously they said, I have never felt as stressed as I have studying in this country. Why is this? Why is it that many countries around us have superb schooling, where they are taught to hand write their math problems rather than calculators like us (I'll get to that little fact on another day). But seriously, countries around the world, have just as good of economy, if not better now, yet we are the ones that are stuck with all of the stress?!?! What I have come to gather about life, is that stress begins in middle school, the stress to get into a good college, then once in high school you work even harder (job, school, extracurriculars, things to please others), then you go to college and you upgrade the largest size(paying for it, studying for it, managing family and friends, job, relaxation, never, and then just all the little things that life has to add), then you get into the "real world," and you have to strive to be "the best that you can ultimately be!" Why? Why does one have to strive the best that they can be, why cannot one just enjoy the life; of course, there should be stress, stress to maintain food and shelter and loving relationships, but why all of this stress to have this perfect, nuclear, standard, boring way of life?
"My friend is one... who take me for what I am."
I don't doubt that we have these stresses for a reason, or that the stresses to fit into a certain fragment of life to please others, but why is that society has entrapped us in our conservative, unchanging manners? A lot of individuals are stuck immaturely, and drastically "in the olden fashions." May one day these individuals briskly walk past that part of their lives, and open the doors to a new more open, brighter, happier, diverse manner of thinking!!
"The poor long for riches. The rich long for heaven. But the wise desire
With all of these rantings, I feel that this shall be an interesting quarter, many stresses to be perfect, have a fit, unchanging, and unrealistic schedule; and I shall hopefully by the end of my senior year be alive so that I may soon get the nursing degree that I thoroughly deserve!
Peace and Love to the fullest, and may whomever you believe in bless you completely, and I leave you with great hopes for a spectacular future!