I had an interesting, short day in school today. There was a talk, explaining the role of the student council in the school, a talk on self-esteem and after that, my class advisor went through some scholarships and awards requirements. I definitely do not want to join the student council because I'll be in ITE for only 2 years. This council might probably be for those who are studying in ITE for at least 4 years (Nitec + Higher Nitec). What pretty much summed up the day, being "interesting" was the self-esteem talk by the school's own student councilor in-charge.
I really loved how we can relax freely in the auditorium unlike in Secondary school.. Most probably because we're being treated as adults already. Surprisingly, it was really quiet! The April 2010 intake gave the talker their fullest attention and clapped whenever necessary. I was really amazed, never expected it. Putting that aside, the talk itself was very well executed. I'm pretty sure I lacked self-esteem which reminded me of Secondary school.. During O levels, there wasn't much positivity. Most of the people were saying how they'll fail this and that.. Spreading the disease around like some epidemic. I just realized that I had the word, "FAIL" in my mind constantly and eventually, became paranoid. I was also told that I should forget the past and forgive. Personally, I will forget whatever happened, but if the person didn't change, I will not forgive.
I found a new inspiration. Abraham Lincoln, thanks to the talk. He failed numerous times, but he never gave up. Hopefully the inspiration will get me through ITE, then NS, then Polytechnic and finally, overseas universities (Cus Singapore is only a gaming distributor, not a gaming hub). This list shows his failures and successes.
- 1831 - Lost his job
- 1832 - Defeated in run for Illinois State Legislature
- 1833 - Failed in business
- 1834 - Elected to Illinois State Legislature (success)
- 1835 - Sweetheart died
- 1836 - Had nervous breakdown
- 1838 - Defeated in run for Illinois House Speaker
- 1843 - Defeated in run for nomination for U.S. Congress
- 1846 - Elected to Congress (success)
- 1848 - Lost re-nomination
- 1849 - Rejected for land officer position
- 1854 - Defeated in run for U.S. Senate
- 1856 - Defeated in run for nomination for Vice President
- 1858 - Again defeated in run for U.S. Senate
- 1860 - Elected President (success)
Source taken from http://www.school-for-champions.com/history/lincoln_failures.htm
Ultimately, I became more confident. I made some interactions with my classmates. The fact we shared the same mind, makes it so much easier. I'm.. kinda liking this ITE life, HONESTLY. Haha. Not to mention, my school starts at 2pm tomorrow. Whew!
"The best way to deal with a bully is just to walk away. Do NOT feed the troll" - Yours truly
Thanks for reading. Peace out.