"Thank you for these stories, Brett! I like that you see how "saving a life" doesn't necessarily mean literally keeping them from dying. Saving a person can also mean restoring or giving them a better quality of life.
Are you prepared…"
"Persistence (even stubbornness) and optimism are great qualities which have served you well. I wonder, though, WHY are you optimistic? Will you be optimistic if something doesn't work out for you? Or wiill you be stubborn enough to remain…"
"Thanks, Stan. Are you at the point now where you are pushing yourself for yourself, and not just wanting to do it your father? Our indebtedness to our parents will always be part of the equation, but perhaps our greatest motivators/strength are only…"
"Thank you for sharing this experience, Sonia. These types of experience give us a lot of perspective! I hope that you can also be gracious in accepting help from someone else when you are on the other side of the equation!"
"Thank you, Brett. This brings us back to our discussion on success. In this case, I would ask--is greatness in internal qualities or external achievements?
I don't know if this will mean anything to you, but I wanted to share some thoughts…"
"Thank you, Sam. I wonder, is there a downside to the family pride? Do you feel pressure because of it?
My situation is in some ways the same, in some very different. My family is fairly small and its "identity" is less clear. I grew up in…"
"These are very logical thoughts, thanks for sharing!
I wonder, though, if there are instances in which this manner of thinking could let you down? What about dating? For now, maybe it's not so serious...
...I guess it's easier if I just…"
"Hossain, thank you for sharing this. Unfortunately, it may be more difficult to see and recognize the people who are appalled and disgusted by these issues like you are. The hardest thing may be to keep this passion and use it as fuel to enact…"
"Good work! Your ability to write and communicate you thoughts about art will be very helpful in shaping a career.
I recommended this to a different student, but wanted to send it on to you with the question: what will you do if the beast DOES…"