Summary – 10 things students need to say to themselves

We all have been there. The life in which all you should do is actually study study study. It a strange new world where every problem seems to be the most critical problem on earth. And every seconds seem like torture but when you think about it, it was the best time of your life.

However in this life (student life), you will faced some of the most challenging task in life. Hopefully these words will help you cope with the situation.

Listed below are 10 of the most common situation faced by students. And of course its corresponding responses. Just say it out loud when you are stuck in that situation.

When you are feeling lazy to study

  • If I don’t study now, I will have to do it later. At least now.. I will have more time and can study with minimum concentration

When you are doing something else besides studying

  • This isn’t helping

When you fail an exam

  • Wow.. failure sucks. Now where exactly can I improve

When you succeed

  • I will definitely remember this feeling. Now where exactly did I do right?

When you are shy to ask questions in the classroom

  • Years from now, I most probably won’t meet these people again my entire life. What they think won’t matter then, and should not matter now.

When you have that butterfly in your stomach just before the exam

  • I’ve done what I can, and I shall fail or succeed entirely up to my preparation. Nothing else. So get off me you silly butterfly

When you are so busy with your study, it overwhelm you.

  • Stop right there.. Breathe. Let me do this one at a time. In the end, everything will be done.

When you have so much free time

  • This is not supposed to happen. Either I am extremely efficient or I’m missing 2 or 3 classes

When you think you just can’t study anymore.

  • I better rest. There is no such thing as information overload, it’s just that I’m tired. My brain is better than this.

When you have so many problems, you think your head is going to explode

  • Millions of galaxy, each with millions of stars, each possibly with a series of planet orbitting, and assuming one of the planet may have millions of people like earth, that will total up to almost infinite amount of people, each with their very own problem. How can my problem be any bigger than this.

/end list

– I wonder –
Any other situation I might miss?

——— Personal Note ———-
I think you would agree that distraction work at its most efficiency during studying time. Suddenly there’s your favorite songs playing in the radio, or friends coming to chat. I’m not sure why, maybe because deep down we always prefer to do other things besides studying.

During my time, my only distraction is Internet Relay Chat (IRC). I actually almost fail one of my subject due to this. Anyway I learnt my lesson the hard way 🙂

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It’s been quite a week. Actually quite a month. There were some major breakdown in the mill and I had to go see to them. Why there were breakdown? if only some answers are easy 🙂

Anyway, as always here in LessonInLife, Sunday is the day for a break. So enjoy your Sunday with these questions. I’m sure some of them are very old school, I still find them very interesting. However I’m not sure there are any answers at all to these questions

1) Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?

2) Isn’t it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do “practice?”

3) Why do you need a driver’s license to buy liquor when you can’t drink and drive?

4) Why did kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

5) Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?

6) Why are cigarettes sold in gas stations when smoking is prohibited there?

7) If a cow laughed, would milk come out her nose?

8] If you’re in a vehicle going the speed of light, what happens when you turn on the headlights?

9) Does killing time damage eternity?

10) You know that little indestructible black box that is used on planes, why can’t they make the whole plane out of the same substance?

11) Do pilots take crash-courses?

12) If a jogger runs at the speed of sound, can he still hear his Walkman?

13) If Barbie’s so popular, why do you have to buy all her friends?

14) If swimming is good for your shape, then why do the whales look the way they do?

15) If you can’t drink and drive, why do bars have parking lots?

16) Why do they call it “chili” if it’s hot?

17) Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

18) If nothing ever sticks to TEFLON, how do they make TEFLON stick to the pan?

19) Why is it that when you transport something by car, it’s called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it’s called cargo?

20) How come wrong numbers are never busy?

21) Why is the third hand on the watch called a second hand?

22) How do you get off a non-stop flight?

23) How do you write zero in Roman numerals?

24) Why do the signs that say “Slow Children” have a picture of a running child?

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Summary – Sometimes, being skeptical is a must

Listed below are 7 situation where you must remember exactly how to respond.

1) When someone persuade you to invest money to gain more money

  • “How does the scheme make money in the first place?”

2) When someone give you freebie

  • “How will you benefit from this?”

3) When someone told you that you’re family

  • “How again are we exactly connected?”

4) When someone tell you he’s a police and demand to be allowed inside your house

  • “Which police station send you?” (And called the respective station to verify)

5) When someone says “I love you”

  • “What about me that you love?”

6) When a stranger ask you to hold on to his luggage while he’s going to the loo

  • “Anything illegal in there?”

7) When someone ask for your money to buy bus ticket?

  • “Where do you want to go? Let me buy the ticket for you.” (More about this experience here)

I know, all the replies do potray you as being very suspicious. But, I do believe, we are now living in a world where some people are making money from other’s honesty and kindness.

I was recently actually approached by a friend of mine to invest about USD50K (That’s RM150,000) and was promised a guaranteed income of 10% of investment every month until I die. Can you believe that? That’s like you received a total interest of 120% every year.

The first question I asked, is exactly like I mentioned above – “Where does the money come from?” and the answer given was very abstract and general, I’m not so sure he understood what he’s saying too. Thus I find it even harder to believe.

Conclusion – There’s nothing wrong with being suspicious / skeptical when it comes to strangers and money.

———- Personal Note ———-
There are some questions which you must know and give out the answer straight away. I remembered an episode of FRIENDS where Ross is teaching Chandler some tips on how to communicate with his girlfriend.

“When your girlfriend ask you is she fat? Don’t look up and down, just immediately say NO :)”

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