Monday, November 7, 2011

Learning to be Grateful (Day 3)


In the midst of projects and papers and tests, it can sometimes be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Once or twice I've thought, screw this stress, I'm getting a job at McDonald's. But getting an education - it's so important. And I'm thankful that I can get one here at this great university.

Part of BYU's mission statement is "to assist individuals in their quest of lifelong learning." Each class I take has made me a more well-rounded, knowledgeable person. And knowledge is one of the few things we can take into the next life. Whether I'm learning about things in my major, or about humanities or science or history, all of it makes me more aware of the world around me. And for that I am grateful. We must never stop learning.

"Our education must never stop. If it ends at the door of the classroom on graduation day, we will fail. And since what we will need to know is hard to discern, we need the help of heaven to know which of the myriad things we could study we would most wisely learn."
—Henry B. Eyring

"When all is said and done, we are all students. If the day ever comes when we quit learning, look out. We will just atrophy and die. We all can learn and learn well."

—Gordon B. Hinckley

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