Things I learned in my UG.By Viboshini Bose
October 16, 2018
College means many things to many people. But to me, it was just a love-hate relationship. Today is my first day of the final year of my UG. Even though I hated most of my college days, the fear of leaving my college dawned on me.
There is still a regret, I wish I had known things that I learnt now, back when I was a fresher. Things that I learnt the hard way.
Accepting myself :
Remember Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones? (dun dun dada dun dun) (hehe sorry) He has said a whole lot of deep, intelligent stuff throughout the series. But there is this one thing that stays deeply rooted in my mind to date.
“Never forget what you are, the rest of the world will not. Wear it like armour and it can never be used to hurt you. ” That is so true. When I learnt to own my flaws both inside and out, it changed my attitude towards everything. Rather than being upset with who I was, I felt content and happy about myself.
Being secretive :
A wise person once told me lesser the people know about you, the stronger you are. Giving away all your secrets means allowing yourself to be too vulnerable. One of the things I did back in the days was to think that I was obligated to share everything with everyone. Not anymore. Now I realized it’s up to me to decide what to reveal and when.
Eff protocol :
Okay, okay! I know back in the elementary school we were appreciated for colouring inside the lines in the art class. But in life, there are times when we should Eff the protocol. Just think. If everyone followed protocol, no one would ever do something for the first time. There will be no change. No one would stand out or stand up to injustice. If something doesn’t feel right to you, Eff it! Do things your way.
At a point of time, I felt like everything around me was evolving. My best yesterday was barely enough for today. I needed constant development. So I decided to invest in myself. By investing I mean time, energy and money. That helped me to develop.
Being dumb isn’t the dumbest idea:
Being the dumbest person on my team was actually a good thing. I know what you are thinking. It doesn’t mean I was stupid. In fact, it meant the opposite. I was smart. It helped me to learn and grow more. Surrounding yourself with smart people makes you smart. (Even though I am still little dumb on the inside, insert wink emoticon)
Well, these are the stuff I learnt/ learning through my UG. what’s yours?
P. S: I don’t remember a single page of my engineering syllabus.