That was what I had in mind in my freshman year.
Same thing with 4th graders - freshmen are naive, silly and in serious need of some 'cultivation'.
That was what I had in mind now. All thanks to a messy curriculum change, we are spared of any exams upon start-of term. Having no obligations to any co-curriculum bodies whatsoever, I had quite some ample time observing freshmen and all their 'fresh' behaviors. Observations include:
- Asking for notes and hand-me-down textbooks on the first meeting with seniors
- Instead of swiping our Student IDs gaining entry into the library (as in the old fashioned magnetic bar credit card), tech geeks assume it's RFID-equipped - a simple paypass touch. You won't believe the queue forming at the entrance. Are they that dumb?
- Asking for instructions to places obvious to the naked eye (within 20 feet away).
And as I told many many aspiring doctors, you need only two things for medicine - passion and interest. If you're thinking of making your bank account happy, go learn finance and investment. If you're thinking of saving people, go work for the AIDS helpline. Many a time a physician's job description is worlds apart from what portrayed in conventional television series.
I pray for a fruitful semester ahead. This does not come without conflicts. I just hope everyone gets on and picked something out at the end of the day.