August 11th, 2006


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Right now I am in my uncle's house in Columbus. It's interesting to talk to someone who is technically a close relative - he is my father's only brother, but someone I have only seen a few times in my life. We are much alike, personality-wise...

Speaking of personality, I got the evaluation from my last rotation. I got "5" (excellent, does everything on her own initiative, etc.) on all the points except two, on which I got "4". One - "student is diplomatic" is easily explained that sometimes I really DON'T CARE and say what I think directly. Generally, only among people I really like and feel completely comfortable with OR with people I couldn't care less about and I am unlikely to ever see or talk to again. The other one made me laugh, though - "the student consistently puts needs of others ahead of her own" or something like that. How can something like that be even expected of a rational person? I mean, it's stupid. I will gladly help anyone I consider a good person, and generally anyone who asks for help regardless, but only after I have taken care of my own urgent business. I think this point is nothing but a blatant refusal to accept personal responsibility. If people only took care of themselves and didn't expect other to cater to them, the world would be so much better. I have been blessed with meeting a lot of wonderful people who have helped me out a great deal and did more for me when I could ever expect, but they, being rational people (and I would never keep in contact with anyone who isn't), took care of their own business before mine. And I wouldn't want it to be any other way.