Grades don’t define a person…

Sunday, November 23, 2008
attitude does…

I remembered this quote as I was seriously listening to Sir RSG yesterday… me together with the rest of the class have done something that really madden our professor which in turn our future technology class that suppose to tackle about our future technologies turned out to be a personal discussion for our own FUTURE… though we had able to finish two units of lessons yesterday but there were still 3 units remaining that was intended to be finished yesterday.

Yesterday was scheduled for our future technology topics reporting after the two-week long break for preparation. So everyone was expected to deliver our reports well and the preparation for everything from the venue to presentation was already set up. No one in the class has expected ahead of time that a single mistake will ruin the entire meeting for that day and so we haven’t change anything (if only I’ve got powers so I could save everyone that day), we were just the same students Sir RSG have known…having the same attitudes…

Morning that day, everyone was informed that the 9-5pm supposed class will be shortened to 1-5pm since Sir RSG had an unexpected appointment… and so I was partly glad, partly disappointed… Glad since I’ve got more time to be prepared since honestly I was nervous and uncertain how to present my topic, disappointed coz somehow I woke up 5 in the morning and left home 6:30am from Samal so I’d be able to arrive in the school on time (I had to make sure I had more than enough of traveling time since sometimes it takes 30 minutes in Babak wharf to wait for barges… “kumbaga swerte-swerte ra man gud ang diretso ang byahe nga walay langan”). Sometimes I really do hate latecomers since I know myself that I couldn’t just be late and I’ll always try my best not to be late in meetings…

And so having been personally informed by Sir, I immediately went to our apartment to take some rest since I was having gas pain from the trip…hehe (gas pain-panuhot???) but anyway, 12 sharp after eating lunch I immediately went to school since I had to be sure that I’ll not be late (I was really kinda frustrated that only I did know that time that I could do something to change the situation an hour after that).

Roughly an hour later, Sir RSG together with the “not the whole” class since I believe there were still late comers that afternoon despite Sir’s strictness, were all gathered in the Nodal where everyone was unaware of what’s going to happen next…

Definitely, to start the reporting, everyone must save their presentations in a single unit where the LCD projector was connected. Now, since there are more or less 40 students in the class, that would also mean, there are expectedly, likely 40 USBs to be inserted and out from the CPU which you may perhaps now imagine what would it look like looking at the setting…

Yes… it took almost an hour just saving the presentations which eventually even me, just by looking at them, I got impatient…how much more Sir’s feelings that time… I really felt like the whole event was running slow that it distracted me that much…

Now, after that… expectedly, Sir has to blurt out all his thoughts about us…

It was all about attitude… our attitudes… we haven’t change… personally, I know myself I haven’t much changed but I have changed… there are just some attitudes that we can’t just change right away…

When some of my classmates were asked by Sir how did we get here, how did we come this way, this attitude… I know that it’s all because it was our choice… several factors that may affect our attitude are certainly, the environment, the trend in the society’s values, the family who raised us, and I know, ourselves…our perceptions on what is good and what is not good… we choose and decide on what is going to do and that would later on, developed to attitude… our own approaches and way of thinking developed to attitudes… and I feel sorry that initiative was not my best developed attitude… initiative is what I was lacking yesterday…

I should have thought that morning since I and Julie were the first ones Sir has informed about the cancelled meeting, that was my sure moment to let my initiative takes on and so I must have informed the rest of the class to still go to school that morning to save their presentations knowing that we have to save lots of time in the afternoon to be able to finish all groups… it is something I can blame on myself…

But it’s done… it happened already… regrets really don’t come first… but they teach us lessons…and we must learn from them…

Anyway, even though the whole meeting turned out to be more on personal issue…specifically, on our attitudes.. I’ve still learned something from the serious future tech discussions.. in fact we talked about cyberpunks, AI, etc. And I was really wondering by that time in the future that if we’ll solely depend on technology and its impact to our lives gets intensive, would still be ethics and God embraced and known by that time…? Certainly, God and ethics hold us, the humanity, to be intact and whole… With technology in the future, I was bit uncertain that will people be still able to recognize God? I can’t explain further but when that time comes in which the strong force that holds the humanity will be broken, millions or thousand years later, the whole planet earth will go back from what it has started… Back to square 1…

So we must handle and use technology as it should be…

Finally, let me share you this…

Intelligence can bring you to success. But it’s your ATTITUDE that keeps you there.

7 comments:

  • rejserenity

    hmmh., that day seems to be the turning point of the fourth year studz in IC..

    hope so we have learn from it..

    ..initiative..
    ..attitude..
    ..responsibilities..

  • emoteragwapa

    it's not too late. hope we all learned from that experience.

  • mae

    attitude really point the character of a person..

  • snage

    life is a continuous learning.... buhay2, but what sir said was indeed a wake up call...

  • anthony

    ...indeed! Everyone of u is correct..

  • charmj

    i really hope it would be a turning point for us.i think that you have the 'it', immature lng jud pa in someways..hehe

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