Tuesday, July 05, 2005

No Fireworks?...(quivering lip)

So, last night's fireworks got cancelled at good ole Casey, IL. No big deal (gulp). So the 4th passed and the only fireworks I saw were the ones at the family reunion and the few weaklings that the neighbors set off. Oh well, fireworks are overrated. They just make little kids cry and hold their ears.

Not a whole lot going on here. I'm trying to clean the house. I'm really lazy lately though. I don't know what's wrong with me. It's really annoying...my motto has become..."Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?" So bad.

Anyways, I have to get prepared for my nightclass. One of our assignments for the class is to bring in some news article about the media. The last time I tried to do it I got rejected. I looked through two newspapers and then I found an article that I thought would be great about the Cards switching radio stations. So I very confidently walk up to the Prof. and the two girls in front of me get their articles approved...no problem! So I thought I was a dead set winner. But then I got the shock of a lifetime...a millisecond after he read the title of my article he says, "No...I don't think we can learn anything from this." My heart sank to my tummy and I felt defeated. I quietly mumbled my rebuttal and he still refused. So I sunkered down to my seat. Ah, memories. I was so mad after that I just decided not to say another word during the whole class...in fact, I had decided to not even make eye contact with the professor. But then I realized how stupid and prideful I was being. It was ridiculous. So I ended up talking a lot in that class and got extra credit for it.

But I really learned that night how much pride I was carrying around. And I think a lot of people do that. We can think that we're really humble and not good enough to do anything and when we stick our necks out we get angry when someone rejects us. I mean, I used to think that I was pretty good about not thinking to highly of myself. I was always unsure of whatever it was I tried to do. But after that incident and how I reacted to the Prof...I realized that my pride was what got hurt. Ouch. That stinks when you realize that you're not as good at being humble as you thought. So, I got over it. I wasn't mad anymore and I took it as a lesson. Just because you fail at something doesn't mean that you're dumb, which was what I thought at the time. So now I look at failure as a lesson in humility.

That's a good quote. I wonder if someone has said it before and I just think it's original. Well Amanda's quote of the day is "Failure is just a lesson in humility." I'm pretty sure someone has said that. So, sorry whoever you are. I'll correct myself if that's the case.


Anonymous jimmy said...

Umm, here's a post :)

July 06, 2005 9:13 PM  

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