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Month: April 2016

The Most Important Thing You’ve Learned in Highschool

What is the most important thing you’ve learned?

Can anybody truthfully say it’s something like the quadratic formula you learn in tenth-grade math, or the number of different population pyramids (there are three, I had to dig through my notes for that one) you learn in ninth grade geography?  
As tempting as it is to say that the single most important thing you learn in high school is that the mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell, let’s be real; it’s probably not. In fact, a lot of the knowledge you learn in high school is probably information that you learn during the course, cram into your head for the unit tests and the final exam, and then when the course is finished, mostly forgotten.

This is honestly all of us the night before exams.


And that’s okay, but is any of it actually useful? (I highly doubt you haven’t thought or said the words, “When am I ever going to need this?”)  

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3 Life Lessons I Learned From Trying to Blog

I used to always laugh at the idea of people getting paid to be writers. Writing is something that even 8th graders can do, right? I mean all you have to do is come up with an idea, get comfortable  at Starbucks, drink some coffee, and type away to your heart’s delight. Right?

Ha. Ha.

Sadly, I’ve found out that ideas are hard to come by, that I can’t sit still after drinking coffee, and that the only thing my fingers are hitting nowadays is the backspace button. When I first started writing this blog, I figured that I could post every week without a problem. In fact, it was going really well… for about three weeks.

I have tremendous respect for all those people who can churn out two articles a day, because these days, my friend Ansh (the other writer on this blog) and I aren’t even collectively meeting one post a week – and that’s not from a lack of trying.

This blog has been a pretty eye-opening experience for me. People have messaged me out of nowhere asking me more about it. Honestly, one of my favorite parts of running this blog is when people leave comments. Why? Well, it’s because it shows that someone out there cares about what I put blood, sweat, and silent tears into. Sadly, that’s not always the case.

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