Mana Writes

Came across this on another blog (http://thepcosjourney.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/the-30-posts-of-truth-list/) who got it from another blog… and so on.  Really good journaling idea.

“30 days of truth” challenge

Day 01  – Something you hate about yourself.
Day 02  – Something you love about yourself.
Day 03 – Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 04 – Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 05 – Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06 – Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 07 – Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08 – Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 09 – Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10 – Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11 – Something people seem to compliment you the most on.

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yes, i have a conviction. so what?

Ethics.

Integrity.

Honesty.

What do these words mean?  Do they have any relevance in today’s world?  Why or why not? Should it have any significance to college students?  Why don’t they care?

Call me an optimist.  Call me naive.  Call me “fluffy” and “cheesy” and whatever else. That’s fine.

But do not call me delusional.  I KNOW for certain that we can teach people to give meaning to the work that they do.  I know we can teach people to care about the thing that they are doing with their utmost effort and honesty, not just the end product (like money or grades).

Well, even if you think I’m delusional.  It doesn’t hurt that I try, does it?  As Taylor Mali tells us…  I speak with conviction on this issue.