and so i'm at this point in life where i need to surround myself with intellectuals and people who can inspire me, thanks to my bro and dad. They keep telling me to mix with people of different perspectives other than my usual circle of friends in order to give me another perspective in life. Dad says I can't keep mixing with the same people with the same mindset as me or else I won't learn anything from them. instead, they are the ones who learnt stuff from me (or so my dad says). And to be honest, he's quite right. Sometimes I feel stagnant in some of my current social circles where I'm not learning anything. All we do is empty talk which is fun and entertaining, but...where's the growth in that?
Nonetheless i'm thankful that my bro/mum+dad are there to equip me with useful knowledge and they're ppl I can discuss world issues with. (more like asking him questions haha). They're the ones i turn to if i need to know more about, say, the happenings in israel and gaza, the tension between russia and ukraine etc. and also some of my church friends too who're older than me whom I look up to and how they deal with problems/situations in life with diplomacy. :D
So... yeah. Do you think you're gaining anything in your circle of friends? Or do you need to break out from your usual circle? Food for thought. Definitely something that I will ponder on as my last year in uni approaches.
p.s.: school hols is ending. time to face reality once again. 20days left and.. sayonara!