College should be enjoyed, valued

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    I have loved school since day one, when my parents took me to Kindergarten. I described it as a “magic land,” while looking at the room full of toys and little people like me. From classes and student organizations to SGA-coordinated events and concerts, school always remains a young and vibrant community where I can learn and grow.

    College is a place to prepare for your future. It is supposed to give you an outlook on your chosen career. If you are passionate about your particular major, then building the foundation should be fun, not tiresome.

    There are infinite opportunities for someone who is willing to work and challenge him or herself.

    The best part of school is the learning process. I agree that all professors have their own unique teaching styles, but where else will you find such a diverse group of people?

    Instead of complaining how people are so “different” and “confusing,” take advantage of the opportunity. Learn how to cope with these people; acquire the secrets of dealing and persuading that people pay to learn in business schools. Those are essential skills that you need in every career.

    I would like to sleep in every day until 9 or 10 a.m., but I have an 8 a.m. class. I would like to not do any homework, but I can’t discover my true potential until I apply myself fully.

    Excuses for “hating” school, such as getting up early, having to do the homework and needing to maintain a job, are feeble and justify nothing but pure laziness.

    The only way to enjoy anything is through a positive attitude; otherwise, even a job as a CEO would seem “tiresome” and a “constant stressor” with the corporate deadlines and status quo requirements.

    The 21st century is all about change: change in technology, leadership and lifestyle. Whoever thought Dec. 31, 1999, we would be able to download 1,000 songs on a iPod nano? Just six years later, iPods have become a distinct feature of our 21st century culture. Who thought that a conservative woman from socialist-oriented East Germany could become the chancellor of Germany?

    This century is about changes, unimaginable changes.

    In order to be successful and competitive, we need to learn to adapt to those changes and not complain.

    From sorority socials and SGA meetings, to a job, school keeps me busy and happy.

    I do not get tired of school, except maybe during the finals. School is a place that not only prepares me for my future, but also provides me with lifelong friendships.

    Saying that maintaining ‘a full course load along with a job and social life is tiring and unhealthy’ sounds nothing but childish.

    Instead of concentrating on the negative, let’s concentrate on the positive and not lose sight of our dreams.

    Life is about challenges that we all encounter every day. Our ancestors did, our parents did, we do, and so will the future generations. Complaining is not going to get anything done; instead, we need to learn to handle those challenges and do our best. That is the attitude expected of every one of us.

    Ambika Sharma is a sophomore political science major from Fort Worth.