Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
I start papers two weeks ahead instead of two days
I line my books up with the edge of the desk
I work harder but don't take it all so seriously
Now and Then Aristotle is not my friend
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
'To recognize reason as the rose in the cross of the present and thereby to enjoy the present, this is the rational insight which reconciles us to the actual...There is less chill in the peace with the world which knowledge supplies.'
- G.W.F. Hegel, Philosophy of Right
I start out so well, reading every sentence carefully and underlining and making my notes in the margins and I feel like I might actually be understanding it. Then I realize I've only read two pages in an hour and I have 18 pages to go and far less than 9 hours in which to do it. Should I skim the rest (guaranteeing I have nothing more than 'huh?' to say in class)? Or should I wake up at 4 am (guaranteeing I'm too exhausted to contribute to class)? Or should I become overwhelmed and watch a movie instead of it all? These are the truly great and timeless questions that my studies make me wrestle with.