I was never, in high school or now that I’m in college, a person who wanted to do extracurriculars or volunteer work to make me “look good”. Screw that. I’m going to do the things I want to do, the things I’m passionate about. Because stuffing 10 different things that I don’t actually care about into my limited free time is very counterproductive. I could talk all day about how much I love working at a science museum, or how much I love tutoring for chemistry, or how glad I am that I get to be a National Alliance on Mental Illness on campus officer for the second year in a row. If someone asked me what I liked about those things, I could wax on for quite a while.
I put passion in all that I do. If I’m not passionate about it, I don’t do it. Simple as that. And I really, REALLY hate those kids who join the National Honor Society or want to go to a certain school because it “looks good”. Who fucking cares? Do what YOU want to do. Be who YOU are. Don’t do things just to make yourself look good on paper. How are you ever going to think for yourself if you do that? Colleges say that they help you think for yourself, but if you go to a prestigious school, many of your fellow classmates just followed the trend and played to the formulas of “best conditions to get me into this school”. And I hate that. I hate it so so so much. Be you. Do you. Don’t do something because you think it might give you an opportunity down the road; what if it doesn’t? It’s not about where you go or what you major in; it’s what you DO with your education that matters. And if you spend your entire college career thinking in boxes instead of thinking for yourself, well you won’t have very many options.
Anthropomorphism which is the recognition of human-like characteristics or form in animals, plants or non-living things. This tree, which can be found in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, has roots which have taken a human-like form.