29 January, 2012

First time for it all

My first blog on this site. I am starting to blog. It's a bit new to me (well, not really, since I have done it before on my old myspace account and still do it on facebook). There are a few things that I have thought about that I've wanted to share.

I've gotten to think about society in general, which tends to be something that I do think about. As a Virgo, I a am a defender and a critic of my own times. I see all the time the emergence of ignorance coming out of the education system. As a certified teacher, I see some of the things that go on in the classrooms. Most teachers are well educated and versed in their craft. But, I feel that the standardizing of a test really holds back the learning of the students. It seems that, high school especially, isn't doing its job, isn't living up to why it was created. A high school is meant to give a student the skills he or she will need to survive in real world applications and real world life, post their high school careers. Beyond math, science, English, and the sort (all of which I do agree have some basis on an elementary level in everyone's life, as the basis of survival is inherent), students need to learn real life skills like balancing a financial portfolio. Students should have a portfolio started their freshman year of high school, with each year adding things and checking on the portfolio; by the time a student reaches their senior year, the student should have to analyze what occurred within the portfolio through the four years. (This idea I came to hear from a really wonderful man who has come into my life...of which I will elaborate later.) Something I had to add to the idea was that, much like the "game of Life", a person would start out 'single', get married, have kid(s), and all this time, have to balance their portfolio. While doing this, learning sexual education, driver's education, etc. These skills are the ones that make sense in the real world. (I am not saying that the learning in the classrooms is falsified, but what I would like to say is that if this idea is added to the regular formula of high school, then students will be exposed to the idea [even if their minds cannot fully comprehend it, psychologically] of real world management in a smaller setting, and thus be able to adapt better to the world after high school, whatever their choices may take them.)

Now, this new man in my life. I have noticed quite a bit of things that I really do like. We are very ying and yang:

-Where I can be very critical of things, he tends to have a less critical aspect on life.
-He LOVES SciFi (well, syfy...as that channel would have it), which isn't a bad thing. I love how playful it can be.
-Randomness. Enough said.
-He's a major dork (not that I am not either...but that is a different story).
-It's really awesome to have a man that I feel that I can totally connect with intellectually.
-He's adorable (well, the lucky one...but sometimes, I feel like the lucky one, and he is always adorable, or should I say adorkable).

Life is hit hard for some people in my life, for those people, I do lift up musical joy in hopes that they recover from their hardships. Which, as an interesting pivot point, brings up a few things about hardships. There are three main reasons why hardships happen in our lives (something I have had to learn the hard way, though many of these hardships that I am very thankful for):
1. We go through pain so that we may learn from our mistakes and better ourselves.
2. We go through pain so that others may learn from our mistakes,  though us, and better themselves.
3. We go through pain so that we can be the guiders, helping others through pain.

It's interesting to think of it that way, but I've come to learn that all three apply.

I wish everyone a happy night's sleep!

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