I was really about to give up on Chem when suddenly, times took a really big change during our first Chemistry class in 2013 last January 7 (Oh well this is really a very late post.). It's not because I suddenly had that feeling of admiration for Chem or perhaps a magical spell have been cast upon me so that I could easily understand the problems but rather our teacher had shared what I could consider as the best lecture ever, her life in College.
Well, I'm really not going into details but her experience with the poem "Desiderata" had really got my attention. It was a poem that I used to memorize in elementary and perhaps some of you are familiar with it (If you have not read it then I advise that you read it afterwards! Just click the picture above). It was not an English class though but she recited the poem and began relating Chemistry related objects with the values in the poem. Oh, what an amazing period! I was definitely amused listening to her. It was simply one of those great moments in human history when something boring magically turns into something interesting.
Now, even though her lecture still does not inspire that much to love Chem, at least there was a time in which the subject was not just all about chemical equations and stoichiometry. And just like what she said before she went out, "With all its shams, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy."
Maybe Chemistry is one my broken dreams but oh, as it is well said, it is still a beautiful world. Don't give up when you don't understand what is happening and always don't forget to strive to be happy!
Be cheerful and thankful,