honoriartist (honoriartist) wrote,

April 2 and the Dalai Lama

Today the pink form and the Vita and the "front matter" pages go to the grad school. Another step closer to graduation. All the papers now ready to turn in to the graduate school today will officially set my defense date for April 2. I'm reading the Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama in an attempt to balance the war news. Here's a quote on education:

Even though our society doesn't emphasize this, the most important use of knowledge and education is to help us understand the importance of engaging in more wholesome actions and bringing about discipline within our minds. The proper utilization of our intelligence and knowledge is to effect changes from within to develop a good heart.

Now that I am graduating and trying to repackage myself as a professional, I have been pondering, with the help of John, my ideal position as a professional creative thinker. One ideal that I'd like to realize is connected to Dr. Mink because I have some Minkian abilities to help people see connections within a system, and to encourage people to appreciate their own strengths, both individually and within an organization.

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