They say “The grass is greener on the other side of the fence”. This refers to the way we tend to look at other people’s lives and other things that we don’t have in general.
It comes from the idea of you looking at a neighbour’s lawn and seeing it as better looking, healthier and especially greener than your own, but actually you are just NOT looking at the negative aspects of it, but only giving a lower profile to your own.
At times you make all you can to jump to the other side of the fence and then, once you see things from there, you see the grass was not as greener as you saw it from your former perspective. Continue reading →
I always thought I had mastered my favourite subject (mathematics) since I had graduated and received a title as an engineer. When I was at school, I always entertained the idea that once you finish your career you know everything you need to work on your profession and then you can proceed to the next step. Whatever a next step is.
I thought I had “made it” and I shouldn’t worry about “looking back” to review what I supposedly knew so well. But I was surprised when I tried to enrol in an advanced quantum mechanics class, they asked me to take an online test to see my “level”, since this class was only for “advanced students”. And they expected us to have a certain level in order to deal with the concepts without having to “explain the basics” to the no initiated. Continue reading →
Usually when someone asks us that question we just answer with our name and probably our job position or profession.
But the real question would be, who have you decided to be?
In fact I believe that is one of the main problems, what we have decided we are. It is not a matter of title. It doesn’t really matter if you say you are a doctor, a barrister, an architect or any other profession. What really matters is what you answer to yourself. Continue reading →