AP US history. Clearly my lecture on the 1850s isn’t interesting #ForeignTeacher #UShistory #caughtLoafing (at 翠园中学 Cuiyuan Middle School)
- 1 week ago
- 2 weeks ago
“If you’re not ready to die for it, take the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.”
(Malcolm X aka Malcolm Little aka El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, May 19, 1925 – Feb. 21, 1965)
- 3 weeks ago
I have 1 year left before I reach 27. hopefully I’ve got a legacy by then…
- 3 weeks ago
As my 26th birthday fast approaches, it is difficult not to sit here and dwell on the poorly made decisions and missed opportunities that I have subjected myself to over time. My goal in life is to be awesome. It’z hard to be awesome when you’re constantly second guessing every decision that is made. Slowly, though I figured out why I am so hesitant in making decisions: PRIDE
No person on Earth really wants to be responsible for their own demise. Sadly over this past quarter century, I’ve treated my pride like an actual appendage. If I lose “face” or embarrass myself, it almost seems like an actual physical injury has occurred. Over time I’ve become more guarded and less adventurous. The whole reason I came to China was to flip the script on what appeared to be a pedestrian existence. And yet, here I am blogging about some introspective bullshit, rather than seizing every moment to be awesome in the North Eastern Hemisphere.
Yesterday, I received one more lesson in humility. 2 days before that I was told that I missed a window of opportunity. Since I’m “almost 30” as some of friends put it, I can say this: Opportunities never represent themselves, so you can live life as a “what if” or a “what happened,” and never let your ego stop you from being awesome.
My ego has let me down too many times already. It’s time to figure out how to be awesome once more.