Thursday, January 21, 2010

Major Masterminds

At the concerns of friends and family I will be trying to talk less about my day and more about life and my opinions or thoughts. Before I start this post I would like to tell everyone that if they are bored and want to look at my education class web space you can go to tasanders2.iweb.bsu.edu. Also I would like to point out that a Michigan Left was described to me today and I must say that it is a total waste of roadwork, time, and safety. They are only in Michigan and Maryland, so if you do not know what it is then you will have to ask someone from one of those areas. Thanks for continually keeping up with me and I hope that you enjoy this post as I dig into immersive learning at Ball State.

If you are expecting to hear about criminals in this blog post then you might as well visit the next site because I am about to lay down the law of know that I have received here at Ball State University. As a University there are many different majors and we all live together in this subculture known as Ball State. While I am not going to go through each individual major I think that it is important for you to understand how I look at my majors and why I feel like they are the right one for me. Before I look at mine I must explain some of the different observations I have made during my time here from the friends that are around me.

First, there is a major called creative writing. Who would ever think that this was truly something you can study is beyond me. Personally I find it ironic that someone is "teaching" someone to be "creative". Is that not the exact opposite thing? I will not talk about what the different majors could do in the future, but I think that it is important that you know that I respect everyone's decision which I will talk about later. Another major is dance and I know that people love to do it, but I would never think of it. As a entertainment lover I am glad there are people studying this major, but I wish that there were more success stories.

This is where I move onto the success stories because truly in my heart I never really thought about these next two as difficult professions. Fashions majors I would have laughed at and even did when I first arrived here. Then I heard the classes that they were taking. Economics classes like I am and then Chemistry classes which I would never take because I think they are a waste of time and are ridiculous. Let's take it one more step to Architecture majors. Talk about something that I took for granted. I know several people that are currently in the program and I have to tell you that these are some of the hardest working people I know. I don't know if they will work this hard once they get a job, but they work the hardest on campus. Let's just say that if any of them ran for President I would certainly vote for them because I know that they worked to get there. Oh and I must put something about computer technology majors too. I don't know if they ever have homework, but I do know that they will probably be taking a class soon about how to scam the customer.

So where does this put me? One shared characteristic between us all is the passion that we share in our field. It amazes me how people love what they are doing and are excited about their future. I also hear it too often that people do not enjoy the classes they are taking or the experience they have had with their major. I am going to tell anyone who is reading this to follow your heart! People will tell you what to do forever, but right now you need to make a decision for yourself. Too many people in this country do not enjoy the job that they have right now, so why waste your money to do the same thing?

I am one person in a group though. One number in a crowd. It took me months of thinking, but I can say with my heart that I want to major in Business Administration and Business Education. People say to me "Tyler, why would you want to get into the education system with all of these cut?" and I say "Did I say I wanted to?" The truth of the matter is that I have a passion for business and a passion for teaching. In my heart I want to be able to make a difference in both fields and that's why I will follow the path I am given. If it was my decision I would get to the top of a business and be the leader for the first half of my adult life and make an income that I could invest that could support me for the second half. Then I would get into the education system and fix it! First though I want to be able to inspire some business students and some students that have the potential to be teachers. We need people that have potential to do something to go out and do it. My life goal has always been to make a difference on the world and the people around me. It is a big goal, but I will just have to keep working towards it and through the discouragement around this world. So I leave you saying to go out and do something, be helpful in times of need, or even be thankful in times of hope. Make a difference and you will have helped me accomplish my goal. Stay Classy Nappanee/Muncie!

1 comment:

  1. Here is proof that Michigan lefts are inspired (perhaps divinely) highway traffic controls.

    Studies have shown a major reduction in left-turn collisions and a minor reduction in merging and diverging collisions, due to the shifting of left turns outside the main intersection.[2] In addition it reduces the number of different traffic light phases, significantly increasing traffic flow. Since separate phases are no longer needed for left turns, this increases green time for through traffic. The effect on turning traffic is mixed.[2] Consequently, the timing of traffic signals along a highway featuring the design is made easier by the elimination of left-turn phases both on that highway and along intersecting roadways contributing to the reduction of travel times and the increased capacity of those roadways.[2] Finally it has been shown to enhance safety to pedestrians crossing either street at an intersection featuring the design, since they only encounter through traffic and vehicles making right turns. The left-turning movement, having been eliminated, removes one source of potential vehicle-pedestrian conflict.[2]

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