The End of an Ego  

volcanoinu23 53M
272 posts
1/19/2006 8:11 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

The End of an Ego

If any of you have been back to college in the last 10 years (and I am talking to you 30 and 40 something’s in particular) you will understand what I am about to say. I am stupid!

I may have 20+ years of life experiences on these kids, but I was amazed at their capacity to intake information and stuff it right back out.

Just two days back from my Wilderness Medicine class, 80 hours of instruction over 9 days found me reeling from information overload. In the final days, I was pleased that there were a few other stressed individuals as well, but it was of little consequence to someone that has been working in the field, albeit, just adjacent to it for 15 years. I was also in awe of at least a half dozen of the college aged individuals and their for capacity and demonstrating new skills. If the circumstances were right, I have offered several of them jobs this summer. I definitely felt like our future is in pretty good hands with kids like these as an up and coming generation.

As for me, I understand so much more; not just about wilderness medicine, but about me as a person. I have my strengths and I have some weaknesses. One of my strengths is no longer "SII" otherwise known as "Severe Information Intake".

sassybelle21 32F
13313 posts
1/19/2006 9:31 am

Just get some rest You'll be fine.

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