Warning: It is November. Do not attempt interaction with the college students. However, feeding the students is advised.
Cairn University has so much to offer our neighbors, but we need friendships. We need a real connection with our neighbors to help our interactions be beneficial for us and them. I think we might need a middle man. Someone who “walks in two circles”, someone who is friends with Cairn people and the neighbors of Cairn people.
~See the potential~
When writing a research paper, it is important to know the art of turning one article sentence into three sentences in your paper.
What I can’t figure out is the balance I should hit between enjoying college life and being busy with things to help my post-college life.
Do you remember when we knew everything, when we were invincible? Do you remember when we had ideals, brave dreams, energy? Do you remember when the difficulties around us were not enough to weigh us down? Do you remember when, after we lost these things, a younger voice than ours spoke up and claimed that life was beautiful? And some wise, still breathing part of our soul, believed her.
"Do you mean that there are people who do not read all day?"
"Yes. It is called Daily Grind. And people who live like this sometimes go days without picking up a book."
"It sounds beautiful, and frightening. How do people know what to think if they do not use books?"
"Often they decide what to think by talking to other people living Daily Grind and by trying things."
"But if they try things before they read about them, they might fail. They might not know what they are doing!"
"Yes. People who live Daily Grind fail a lot more than we do. But that is because they are more active in life. They get involved before they are knowledgeable, while we only involve ourselves in what we feel prepared for. "
"Will I ever live Daily Grind?"
"Someday you probably will. It will be very good for you, but very bad for you too. And when you live it, you will miss what you have now."
I am frighteningly apathetic towards Scripture and Christian truth in general. My attention toward and interest in God is definitely lacking as well. If I am honest, this has been present to some degree since at least junior year (so this is at least the third year). Teachings that are worth being wowed about sound like month-old newspaper headlines to me.
Has anyone experienced this and found a way back to the other side? The place of ideals and zeal and energy? I have started to consider some kind of locational venturing away upon graduation. There is that small hope, and also a remnant of excitement that I feel when I hear about the socially frowned upon coming to faith. I want more of a solution.
My condition is unacceptable, yet it feels beyond my power. Any thoughts? Let’s avoid pat answers unless they can’t be phrased without sounding pat.