Monday, September 27, 2010

The Search for One's Life Passion

Almost any successful person will tell you that you will reach success if you find your passion and create a life around that. While I agree with this sometimes I look at myself and ask, “Lex, you are doing so many random things, what really is your passion?”

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Among the stuff I am into or have been into are infomercials, talent management, restaurants, hotels, school, motorcycles, and even fish selling when I was still in high school. How can all of these be one passion. The answer to that is simple - My passion is people. I love understanding other human beings. In my free time I read books about psychology and human behavior.

On a side note I actually applied to U.P. Diliman this year to take a Phd in Social Psychology but they didn't accept me. This is actually the second time that school rejected me since in college I wanted to study Engineering there but since they took me into another course I ended up in La Salle. I'm guessing that they didn't accept me this time because despite the fact that my grades in Stanford were good my college grades were so terrible. Or maybe they looked at my resume and couldn't figure out how Social Psychology would fit into the mix. Oh well, I have vowed to apply every year to the same program until they find me so “kulit” and let me in. At some point I'm sure they will say, “Who is this pest. He seems to really wants to study here. Maybe we should just let him in.” Haha! I like getting my way by being more stubborn then anyone around me. I'll never take no for an answer because I believe that my desire to get something is always bigger than another person's desire to stop me. Which leads me to my favorite quote of the moment – "The question isn't who is going to let me, it's who is going to stop me." -Ayn Rand

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