Yes, I want it!


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In times when people fight and starve for a single work position, college diploma is one of their greatest weapons to stand out against the other.

Despite of the expensive cost, continuous pressures, taxing tasks, and years to finish college, teenager still choose to have a college education for it will open more opportunities for them in the future.

It takes four years or even five years to finish a college education, but the experiences and skills that you’ve learned can soon be a great firearm when entering the real world – into  the different industries and fields.

College education helps us to become well-equipped for our chosen profession.  It teaches us the hardest lessons in life whether in academics or not. It help us realized that there an ample challenges before heading to the real world.

It may come to the point of frustration when almost all things resulted in a negative way. For example, getting a solid 5 or 3 from a professor, erroneous projects and of course failed quizzes and tests. But all of these are part of college life, these are all normal.

Like the cliché goes, “Failure is success if we learn from it.” Failures help us to keep on get going. It helps us develop our character and prepares us for our future career.

In just mere four or five years, all these hardship will be worth it. As soon as you apply to get a job position, the first thing they’ll check is your college education. It will increase your chance to get the position for the management will always prefer a college graduate than the other.

However, no matter how impressive your resume is, it will still boil down on how you showcased your abiliity, talent, character and of course, your hard work and dedication to your chosen career.

So as you faced the demanding life of a college student, you must not forget that there are more serious and tougher challenges outside the campus. It is just a mere preparation.

The great school we call life – Part of The Lesson Plan


In life we must face the fact we will make mistakes and sometimes choose unwisely. This is all a part of the lesson plan in the great school we call life. The sad part is sometimes we are doomed to repeat a mistake or poor choice many times until we finally get the message or learn the lesson we needed too. I believe up to our last breath and thought we are learning something new. It’s all apart of our spiritual evolution or education. Question is do we come back to live here again in this world until we learn all the lessons that can be taught here? Or do we simply move on to another place, dimension or even heaven or a hell. Those questions are really the kind that you can not answer for you will not ever know until its time to move on from this life. Personally I hope there is a heaven and a very forgiving god waiting on the other side. What I was brought up to believe is the Christian faith and I still hold on to that belief as I try to keep an open mind to other religions and philosophies. Each philosophy and religion carries with it some form of lessons both in morality and discipline. For the most part they seem to teach humility and selflessness along with compassion and self dignity, They try and inspire us to strive towards a more civilized and compassionate world, a world were greed and lust are no longer as well as a world where no one wants nor needs due to the lack of selfishness. Unfortunately too many of us overlook the lessons in both the philosophies and religions. This leaves us in a world where the select few who have the power and the money are in control as the masses who barely make a living or are starving to struggle just to survive.

So far we have come in the short time we have inhabited this world but we still are so far away from our true potential spiritually and as a species in whole. We have had the stone age, bronze age, iron age, steel age, industrial age and now the technological or information age. We still need to reach our spiritual age before we become our own executioner. For we have technologies that could destroy all life on our planet and yet we are still children spiritually and this leaves us in harm’s way. Without spiritual growth and wisdom we are likely to cause our own extinction before we ever reach our full potential as a species.

Just my two cents worth,

Raymond Barbier