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Thursday March 11, 2004

The future... ?

When I started the psych program at Baldwin-Wallace, my intention was to graduate, hit up a doctoral grad program, then spend my life trying to find ways to get people to stop hating each other... Jews and Muslims, Catholics and Protestants, Americans and Middle Easterners... that was my goal in life. At some point on this road, I started doing research in animal learning and worked at the campus lab for a while. Now I'm taking another year before grad school to figure all this out, and honestly, I'm not sure what I'm doing anymore. Do I forget about my stint as a rat researcher and focus on my longtime goal, or go with the flow and check out some animal behavior programs? Seriously, I don't know.

This sucks.


jeez drina...I think you need to live with me always had something funny to say...this is to serious!!! bye babe

Your old roomie on March 11, 2004 05:14 PM

You are never going to get people to stop hating each other, this animal research thing sounds interesting. Don't put limits on yourself, see about doing both of these jobs and see which one suits you best. And remember, the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason. Good Luck.

liz on March 12, 2004 12:45 AM

Hi Drina -

When you do make a decision, don't be ruled by the massiveness of changing paths from the status quo. I guess I want to say first that you've got loads of time - though I'm guessing it doesn't feel like it, and I know I always want to have done everything yesterday. When I hit 19 I was mortified that I could no longer be the youngest person to plant a vineyard church!

I like the phrase - 'make all major decisions in a graveyard' - the what if factor.

Run for your dreams. We despartetly need people dedicated to making connections among different cultures and worldviews - and in many ways I can think of no higher calling, and few more christlike.

I like it when i'm idealistic - we need some idealism to meet our dreams. The road less travelled is less travelled because so many people aren't. Of course maybe animal research will take you there. Heppy contemplations. Steve

Steve on March 12, 2004 07:16 PM