Tuesday, September 22, 2009
If I have to choose a symbol, I would want that to be a university. Why? It is the place where people go to learn and meet persons of diverse backgrounds. It is a laboratory where students learn the theories that they will apply when they eventually join the society, which is the University of Man. Inside the university is a microcosm of the universe where all possible learnings happen in order to shape better persons out of us than when we first set our foot there. When we get to step out of the university, we will be able to put to use our learning in order to fulfill whatever mission it is that we desire to pursue. Also, the university is a venue of meeting the world. People from all walks of life attend the university to learn to become independent, free-thinking, responsible and wiser than ever. As they do so, the people they associate with influence them as they are being influenced as well. The different personalities of the people in the university contribute to the melting pot that becomes each student's embodiment. When we are ready for the world, we leave the university and meet the bigger world with readiness, drive, and distinct personality. As a symbol, I believe that the university is a beautiful example because of its diversity, uniqueness, dynamism and role as an educative institution and as a social catalyst.