edu180atl: sang-jin lee 10.28.11
Today I further deepened my understanding of why it is always important to keep an open “growth” mindset. In Physics today we were presented with multiple different situations in which there was a side A and a side B, and we were each assigned to a side. After we were assigned a side, we were given twenty minutes to defend our given side. Throughout this entire process, I learned that in order to truly succeed, you must have a willingness to be open to new ideas, and you must be willing to learn. This was highlighted in our discussions because my opinions on different situations would change in an instant if somebody brought up a point (or multiple) points that I had originally passed over. I also learned that two people can be right in an argument. I think what I learned in Physics can and should be applied to every aspect of your life. In order to truly do well at something, you must be willing to accept new ideas, and you must be willing to do a lot of arguing and discussing until you finally get to what you want. Also, you cannot just see something and instantly understand it, you must first go through a sort of “trial and error” process. To achieve excellence, we must “fail often to succeed sooner”.
About the author: Sang-Jin Lee. Musician, runs cross country, prefers “new-er” classroom environments v.s old, traditional classroom environments.