Life Thoughts, Personal

“Nothing beats cultivating talent.”

Assalamualaikum,

*brushes off dust from this blog*

Hello people. Yes, I’m still alive. Yes, I’m in Malaysia. Yes, I’ve been here for the past two weeks. Yes, I know I’ve abandoned this blog, yet again. Yes, I know I’m going back on my words of wanting to ‘revive’ this blog over summer.

Yes, I know, I know. I’m super bad at keeping up with this blog now. I’m so sorry on that :/ Though, I doubt anyone’s even reading this now lol. But never mind.

I don’t know why, I decided to rewatch Kuroko No Basket from Season 1 tonight, and Aida Riko said a line that rings true in my head.

“Nothing beats cultivating talent.”

For those of you who have no idea what KnB is, or who Aida Riko is, here’s a short summary for you. Aida Riko is the coach for Seirin basketball team. Despite being a student herself, she devotes her time to develop the basketball team, plan out training regimens for the players and all. She helps them figure out their potential and guides them in honing their skills and talents.

In a way… That’s somewhat similar to what I do, although in completely different situations.

Someone recently asked me a very interesting question on my Ask.fm.

Why Actuarial Science and not Education

“Sorry if this will offend you. If your ultimate goal in life is to be a teacher; educator. So why you do actuarial science then?” [original link here]

[okay, now that I think of it, I don’t see the relationship between this Ask.fm question and what I wanted to write, but oh well lol hahahahahaha screw it]

Okay, lol, the thing is, some people have been asking me why I’m doing this. Despite me being a Business student and studying Actuarial Science and everything, I’m still actively involved in the Education side of the world. I’m still helping people out on Facebook (well, occasionally). I organized #ProjekInspirasi this year. I get tons of repetitive questions on Ask.fm but I’m still answering all of them [quite nicely, I may add]. And I still (whenever possible, though not as much now) blog on this pretty dead blog of mine about stuff that students [SPM students or otherwise] might find relevant.

And sometimes, I ask myself the same question.

Why?

Why am I doing all these things?

Why am I being so nice?

Why do I even bother?

Why do I even care to spend so much time on Ask.fm and Facebook and answering emails and questions about things that are not even related to me?

Why do I even start this in the first place?

And then, it hits me…

I enjoy it. I mean, I seriously do enjoy it. It’s been a fun journey so far, listening to people’s hopes and dreams, and being a part of their lives as they pursue their dreams. It’s nice to know that I helped, albeit in a small way, someone out there to go out and reach for the stars. It’s nice to know that I played a part, no matter how big or small, in someone’s pursuit for success.

And it’s definitely worth all the time and energy I’ve spent into it whenever I have someone coming to me and thanking me for everything, saying how I’ve helped him/her in choosing their pathways and everything.

That alone made everything worthwhile.

And, as Aida Riko puts it, nothing beats cultivating talents.Β 

 

p/s to be honest, i have no idea if any of this Β makes sense lol but it’s 12:38am and i need to go and prepare my stuff for tomorrow’s work and head to bed and sleep for the night so i don’t care if this post is even legit or whatever lol kbai

p/s/s and because i know you missed me so much dear Silent Confessions, here’s a picture for you.

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Stay awesome people. πŸ™‚

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