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Conversations: Learning So Much

Usually there are two kinds of conversations I listen to. The first, of course, are the conversations I am involved in. That’s easy. The second, however, are conversations that I overhear.

I wouldn’t call myself an eavesdropper. But sometimes I just can’t help it. People get all excited and into their conversations that it seems they think they are the only ones within earshot. Or maybe they just don’t care if other people hear.

One conversation I was in recently went something like this:
Me: Hi. How’s it goin?
Classmate: Great. I’ve learned so much today! [said enthusiastically with a smile]

Now, at this point I was walking into lab in the afternoon after 4 hours of lecture that morning. I was wishing I didn’t have to be in lab. I felt like my usual self — thinking about all the material that I still needed to know.

And as I stood there walking into Anatomy lab, I felt really jealous. Why didn’t I feel the same way? Why don’t I feel the same excitement over learning? Why am I just tired and feeling like there’s sooo much things to learn?

I’m truly glad for my classmate who said this.

If only I could feel the same way…

  • You’ll feel more excitement when it all comes together at the end of the first 2 years. Believe me although studying for boards sucks, it’s exciting realizing how much you’ve learned. (In case you are wondering I’m an MS3 at a school nearby).

  • You’ll feel more excitement when it all comes together at the end of the first 2 years. Believe me although studying for boards sucks, it’s exciting realizing how much you’ve learned. (In case you are wondering I’m an MS3 at a school nearby).