A Japanese Week (日本の週末)

Hello fellow bloggers and readers, If you have been keeping up with the few blog post I recently put up, I am in Japan. I have been in Japan for a little over a week now. Now I will give you a list of everything that has occurred and then go into detail about it. … Continue reading A Japanese Week (日本の週末)

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晩御飯一緒に先生

I’m excited to read the experiences of one of my best friends, and not so secret crushes. Haha. That’s normal right? She is living a dream that only comes this readily available in college.

Do you like animated people? Then read her blog. It’s filled with energy and love.

日本の生活

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くままま (my sensei aka my teacher..haha ) took me and a few classmates out to eat dinner at a buffet style and “all you can drink” restaurant walking distance from our hotel. The atmosphere of the restaurant was very relaxing and made me happy because there was a grill in the center of the table. You had the choice of eating the cooked food or picking up raw meat to cook for yourself. I got alot of meat such as pork, chicken, squid, etc. Cooking the meat on the grill made me think of bbq and family reunions. Haha. You can cook the meat to your satisfaction and be happy with the results. I know i was ! There was also miso soup, fried chicken, fish, rice and some kind of meat i wasnt familiar with. There was alot to choose from. They even had my favorite dessert : ice…

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Persistence vs. Success : A Generational, Philosophical Shift

What does a person value more in life, the opinion of others on their happiness, or their own personal experience?

The Words of Wandering Sages

What is the most important facet of life to you?  It is success, or is it simply the ability to persist?

The overwhelming majority of people in the ‘first’ world will immediately respond with, “success.”  Maybe this is justified.  In the über-capitalist, consumer-driven society we are raised in, success and net worth are the only things a person is judged by in the latter stages of life.

After debating with many of my closest friends about this exact topic over the past few years, I have come to a few conclusions about the nature of the discussion and, ultimately, how our current generation feels about it.

As far as the past few generations are concerned, success is the only thing that mattered.  Going to college was a clear mark of a successful person and meant you were destined to receive a good job with good pay.  This generally meant you…

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