The period of reflection that comes after some of life’s big events is a blessing that is, more often than not, taken for granted or overlooked completely. Not sure why that is, seeing as that’s where the learning comes from. I recently completed my undergraduate education, and have spent a lot of time reflecting. This period of reflection not only looks inward, but at what’s going on around me. I’ve realized that my friends and peers are doing pretty incredible things, hustling like it’s their job to make this city work for them. As it should. But I guess my period of reflection has also made me realize that everyone gets to a certain point in their life where they assess certain questions. For me, it was a simple question, that remarkably, stemmed from a vague memory I had of something I had tried a couple of years ago: OKCupid. Now mind you, this is not the time or place for me to talk about online dating, but I bring it up because I remember one of the questions on the personality tests was something like, “What is more important to you in life? Knowledge or power?” And while it is possible that I’m totally wrong about the phrasing of that question, I’m pretty sure those were the two choices. Something along those lines at least. I don’t know why that question stuck with me for such a long time and popped into my head, especially during this time of reflection. But it got me thinking: would I continue to be a student for life? Just because my educational career within an institution was completed, did that mean that I was obligated to cut myself off from continuing to learn?
Of course not. And while that may be completely obvious to everyone else, that’s an important realization not only to have, but to embody and remember every single day. Being a student for life doesn’t mean that you are naive or not intelligent, rather, that you are open minded enough and welcoming to new experiences, from which you gather a more clear view of your own life.
I’m talking about this only because I feel like I’ve known this song for a while now, and I think it’s consistency matches the level of balance in my brain right now. Classixx bring a minimal edge to this Hanni El Khatib track, making it into a blissful summer tune. Coincidentally, it makes for great background music during intense, but necessary, moments of thought and reflection. The subtle buildups that happen alongside even tones make for a calm and cool aural experience, definitely best enjoyed with headphones.