Chat with one of my best mentors

i was reviewing for the philnits exam when i thought about updating my blog about SFD to include the links to the SFD teaser, which i have uploaded to YouTube.

however, Sir Edwin, one of my (best) mentors during my masters, sent a message through Google chat…

it’s really a blessing to have him as my mentor. i admire him not only on the way he teaches, but also on his wisdom: about life in general.

he said:

life is basically about relationships. certain things can actually wait, depending on how you see it.

which is really true. i have been deeply troubled about deciding to stay or leave the university and work in the industry. i’ve heard dozens of advice and opinions on the matter but this single line really got me thinking. yeah, certain things can ACTUALLY wait. i have this tendency to treat everything as URGENT. sometimes, it’s good to slow down and take things one at a time.

and yes, life is about relationships. at the end of the day, it won’t matter how great you are in your field. what matters is the lives you’ve touched and how your relationships are with other people – famiy, friends, officemates, students, and even soon-to-be x-officemates, x-boardmates, and x-employers…

Sir Edwin:

we all have our own personal struggles. and it takes one to dig deep in his/her inner resource to make the decision that brings peace to oneself…

whew! i really feel blessed to have him as my mentor. i haven’t arrived at the end of the tunnel yet, but a least, i can see the light.🙂

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