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30 April 2008

Settle for a class lower

Did you know that there are all sorts of people in this world? Weird people with unique taste of outlook in life walks among us. Recently, I have been meeting lots of funny people.

I know of this kid who got a scholarship offer with no bond from an internationally recognized university. This kid is brilliant, he seems sharp and focused in whatever he sets his mind to. I'll probably say that he is someone who has an exemplary attitude, much like a society model just like Captain America.

Problem with him is that, he chose to refuse the scholarship offer and went to study in an unknown education center enrolled in the same course he was offered in the scholarship he rejected. Seriously, what the hell is wrong with this kid? Why is he settling for something lower that he could have obtain?

He could have a head start if he graduates from a top uni rather than some unknown college. I didn't ask him about his intention but from the feeling I get chatting with him, it is as if he could foresee the future and decided that settling for a lower class position is best in his interest. WHAT THE HELL IS HE THINKING?

Come to think about it, this happens everywhere I go. Someone who has a bright future ahead of them chose to be a female escort. Someone who is capable of leading instead choose to follow. Someone who could afford to get a domain of their own at no cost chose to stick with a blogspot, xanga, and the likes. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?
Sometimes it makes me wonder. Could it be a mistake? Was there an error in their decision? Why the hell would someone settle for something that is a few class lower than them? What the heck is wrong with them? What are they thinking? Why is it their decision seem so allusive.

I WANT TO KNOW WHY! What goes on in their mind before they made their decision. What motivates them to decide what they decide. I want to know this by today! I want to know how these people think! I need to know because I am about to make the same mistake.

19 comments:

Teddy said...

sometimes they feel that those offer is too much of a pressure, n they worry, wat if they fail?

very embarassing later...

so they choose to live a more carefree life...

Nikkiko said...

I think maybe they've just got their own personal reasons.

then again I've always told my rather ignorant self:

other people can see what I see and don't see.

and as teddy says, an issue of confidence perhaps.

Simon Seow said...

Maybe these people got the self punishment clash in their bazi.

pinksterz said...

i am not one of those people. so i cant answer your question :P

Cometh said...

Well, the best thing in like is Free...

Or somewhere along that line...


=p

buta chan said...

hm ha ha personal choice maybe? ab it weird but I guess they hv their own hidden reasons.

I have an interesting *potential* blog post for u! it seems like your kind of blog post.

http://psychojapling.blogspot.com/2008/05/garden-path-sentences.html

ha ha!

- c H i E n - said...

I guess maybe they just feel comfortable in certain situation.

It's like, there are a lot of bloggers who write super good contents, maybe even more entertaining than KennySia? But they are not famous? Something like that. A little bit of fate and luck. And the choices they have made. The decision they have taken whether or not to sell themselve to be famous.

FELEX TAN said...

As you said he enrolled into unknown college and rejected the scholarship.Most probably because he wants to prove :

1)Unknown college can be well known college with his talent.
2)Good student does not must graduate from top uni.
3)Self satisfaction.

Many ppl do things with their own reasons.

Cindy said...

Wah!want to know by today?You must be a fucking demanding bastard!

You will never know why they do such a decision unles you are THEM!

Cindy said...

Wah!want to know by today?You must be a fucking demanding bastard!

You will never know why they do such a decision unles you are THEM!

宝茹 said...

You ask so many questions, hehehe...

No seriously, people sometimes do not wish to take the more obvious choice; because the more obvious choice is not necessarily the best choice.

Anonymous said...

ZZzz not upgrading to .com and stick to blogspot, xanga means of lower class meh??

3POINT8 said...

[Teddy]
Hmm.. Fear of not achieving to a certain expectation eh?

[Nikkiko]
An issue of confidence... But that guy seem so sure of himself.

[SimonSeow]
bazi? What is a bazi?

[pinksterz]
Wha... Hail pinky the great!

3POINT8 said...

[Cometh]
Hmm..that makes sense. Maybe that guy is trying to persue a unique experience that could happen once in a lifetime.

[buta chan]
Personal choice. But what could have motivate them to make that kind of choice?
Thanks for the link! I'll be using those in the future! Ehehehee

[Chien]
That makes sense. Trying to stay in their own comfort zone.

[Felex Tan]
That makes sense too. Perhaps he wants to prove something to the whole world

3POINT8 said...

[Cindy]
Is there a way to be them?
Ah yes... Being demanding is a good thing. I'll have something to look forward to everyday.

[宝茹]
If I could, I would like to ask more question deeper than this. I want to understand how the world works and how people think. Since I can't afford to take up a psychology class, I could only settle for people's opinion and make a conclusion for myself.
The more obvious choice is not necessarily the best choice eh?

[Anonymous]
Er...I would think so lor. I think those who have their dotcom are more committed to blogging.
Anyway, I'm proud to be one of the low class member in blogging. [I'm proud to have what I have even If I can't have they have]

QuaChee said...

im sure they have their own reason... sometimes we make choices which can be seen weird by others, but in fact, we only know ourselves best :)

Johnny Ong said...

blogspot - lower class meh???

fie the elf said...

lol..

ill stick to blogspot and livejournal..haha

3POINT8 said...

[QuaChee]
But sometimes people make decisions that seemed weird to themselves too. I believe this bunch of people are known as risk takers. I wonder if it pays off to be one of them..

[johnny Ong]
Let me rephrase that. Those who have their own domain seems to be in a higher class.

[fie the elf]
High 5!
I'm gonna stick with blogger too!