Sunday, February 22, 2009

Live Every Day to the Fullest

I believe that Loeb is simply stating that it is very valuable to learn from others experiences to get the most out of life. Everyone must live every day to the fullest, but at the end of the day one can only do so much. We only have one life, and we should live it to our fullest enjoyment. By learning other people's stories of success and failure we can also come up with better ways to make an impact. I feel that it is very important to listen to others. By hearing others stories you can learn what your own passions are and aren't. Even though you may not be a victim of social injustice, it is still important to listen to others. This will give you a better understanding of the world and different issues you want to help combat.

I am only nineteen and so I feel like I still have a lot of ground to cover in my life. I have many goals ahead for me. I have always felt that it is my nature to get involved with my community. I was very involved in high school, however I lacked confidence. I had so many ideas but at times I was too shy to speak my opinions and make changes.

I came to PVCC almost two years ago now, and I was introduced to the honors program. After taking HUM 190 ,honors forum ,with Sherry and Rick, I developed that confidence I needed to make it to the next level of involvement. By surrounding myself with other people just like me that share the same motives to make our community and our world a better place, I feel that I can accomplish a lot in my future. I look forward to everyday and what opportunities it may bring me. I also look forward to going to San Diego and serving their community!!! :)


Jessica Wolf said...

:-) YAY! I too was one of those students that did not get involved in school much, until I was also in HUM190 with you Amanda. You already know this. But I am so glad that we were able to share this experience together and still continue to grow today.

Lewis Jr. said...

I never really gave my community too much thought. I guess I kinda gave up on it. I am glad to see that your confidence in yourself has risen so much that no one would ever think you weren't confident. Also, your right Rick and Paula are awesome.