Keep Learning

At the beginning of September, I had the most wonderful opportunity to take part on a 5-person panel for new first year students on their orientation day at my university.

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There’s one thing that I wanted to share with everyone that I wish I had had been able to share during this panel:

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It is okay to surround yourself with people who are smarter than you; don’t be afraid of being the dumbest person in the room. Interact with people who know more about certain subjects than you do. Become friends with people from different backgrounds, people of different races, people who practice different religions than you. You know why? Because that gives you the most potential to learn and to grow. And I believe that that’s what university is all about: to learn. Not just to learn from the materials we get taught in class, but to learn about the different perspectives and insights of others. To challenge our thoughts, and to let go of our biases. And what better way to do all of those things than to step out of our comfort zones and talk to people who we typically wouldn’t talk to.

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So don’t ever be afraid of putting yourself out of your comfort zone. Embrace it. Because  believe me when I say, life will become so much more worth living once you do.

xx

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