About This Blog
I like to think. This blog started as a series of philosophical ramblings I used to answer the question of what it takes in life to be successful. Is it hard work? Is it religion? Is it academic intelligence? Is it luck? Unfortunately there is no one answer and everyone has their own opinion of success. The idea of success that I am talking about is Bill Gates—billionaire and one of the first computer programmers. But there are people in this world that are smarter than Mr. Gates, yet they are living mediocre lives, living in suburbs, and paying for over-priced coffee in the mornings beside us. Why is that? It is because Mr. Gates was in the right place, at the right time, with the right skill. That theory holds true in any career and my “theories” are what the foundation of this blog is built on.
If one reason for success is from opportunity, then the second is where that opportunity came from. Opportunity may be made applicable by us, but ultimately these doors are opened for us by other people. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.
Contrary to the popular belief that success is a product of academic intelligence only, success is actually a sum of both academic intelligence and practical intelligence. Practical intelligence is making right decisions, excellent at talking to people, and common sense. Academic intelligence on the other hand, doesn’t have to be as dramatically high as people commonly understand it to be. You only need to be smart enough to land a good career; you don’t have to be a genius. But both academic intelligence and practical intelligence together are what make the difference.
To conclude, even if you do get this “opportunity” that I previously stated in the first and second paragraphs, you will need to have the skill to keep it. Achieving that would demand being the best version of you that you can be. Goals to pursue when developing yourself to be the best person that you can be, are to be a well-rounded person, to polish your personality, and be happy being yourself… because ultimately success will not bring you happiness. With these plans in mind, throughout high school I learned that I was very interested in learning. Not just about English and math, but everything about everything! I have always enjoyed school. But studying subjects on my own, at my own pace, and according to my interests has only encouraged my love for learning. I have improved in so many areas of my life just by opening up my mind to diverse views and different interests. My plan is to continue to work towards becoming the best individual I can be while studying about all kinds of different subjects. I will then share my discoveries here so that everyone can learn too without all the hassle. My objective is to share my love of learning and tips for success. In short, this blog is a life hack to learning about everything and I’m very thankful for all of my family and friend’s support. I want to wish you all the very best in life!
Disclaimer: I am not an expert. The theories previously stated are ones that I have observed to be true throughout human history and have proved work to a great degree of success in my life so far. I am only genuinely interested in all of the subjects my articles touch on. I enjoy sharing with others what I learn if I think that it can be of some worth to them. The information I share in some of my articles has been researched and if so, I have respectfully cited each website on the page.
About Kaitlynn Little
I am a 2015 graduate from Jackson Heights High School. I currently attend Sterling College in Sterling, KS, with plans to become a college professor in either English or Music. I am a student athlete and play in concert band. I play saxophone, guitar, sing, piano, and clarinet, but never all at the same time. I enjoy a good challenge. I am a lover of pie, all kinds. Reading is one of my favorite past times. I take risks. I am an aspiring writer. I fancy meeting new people. I love my family and friends. I love the adventure that is my life.