how you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself – so always think positively

March 3, 2009 at 1:42 am (academic, life)

i have been distraught this whole weekend brought about by the frustration caused by an academic requirement called an exam.

moreover, it is more frustrating because the exam is about a required course entitled stochastic processes in engineering.

what stochastic means is something i can’t explain at the moment. or maybe i could but  i won’t explain because it can only lead to things like “ooohs” and “aaahs”.

i was studying in front of the computer because what i have is the soft copy of the reference materials and that i am too lazy to have to face the book. while studying, i was surfing the internet and decided to change my status in facebook.

i was too tired of the subject that i wanted to rest for a bit. actually, nothing was retained nor acquired the whole time i was in front of the computer. the things i knew were stock knowledge of previous courses i’ve taken which are related to the said subject.

anyway, there is this person that i’ve added just because i have a crush on, and we do not necessarily know each other personally, messaged me regarding this status. i won’t go into details but i really felt joy inside of me and i decided to call of the log-off-and-just-sleep plan. it was real awkward at first, but hey, i wasn’t the one who made the first move.

i went to sleep full of hope in answering the said exam even though i learned nothing from my “study session”. i wasn’t even worried  that i didn’t know more than half of the whole exam coverage. but, due to more responsible friends, i got all that i needed to know and all the formula i needed to use in order to fully answer the exam.

i was even proud of myself of going through the exam without having a breakdown. or crying. wait, i didn’t even thought of crying.

anyway, it was not as depressing as the last exam i had with the course. but it really frustrates me because i couldn’t think of other ways of trying to understand the subject matter.

to end the day, i was found, along with some friends, at a certain victory party where i “met” some people. i wasn’t ready to mingle just yet. when it was time to go home, the group decided to catch the latest movie, You Changed My Life.

it wasn’t corny nor jologs, IMO. it was likable, funny, light and a bit, ok, very, cheesy.

cheesy as it may, it was still very likable because it was as true as it can be. it can relate to different people and there were not really unbelievable shiz in the story.

it really touched me in the sense that what the story upholds is true.

all in all, it was the perfect way to end a disastrous weekend. disastrous was a bit overkill but it really represents the point i want to make.

i look forward to a better week ahead especially with an invitation of a volleyball game from co-engineering varsity friends. and, more facebook chats. 🙂

How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself – so always think positively.  -Norman Vincent Peale


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