||[Nov. 30th, 2005|10:50 am]
What virtue do you use to get yourself out of bed and going to class? I'd like to hear arguments for any/all.|
In this particualr case, as in most cases, I've decided to embrace whatever virtue it is.
For me, it was pure stubbornness. I just didn't accept that it was ok to miss class. I didn't let it be an option.
Monday? Ian physically shoving me out of bed into the cold.
Guilt is the only thing that keeps me going, I know it's not a virtue. But much as I hate class, I hate the overwhelming guilt I feel when I skip. More specifically, I suck at Philosophy and Sociology, so I can't just do the readings and be fine; I know I will fail if I don't show up and take notes.
I'm not a very virtuous person.
I have a partly computerized brain
. My autopilot function permits me to wake up, turn off the alarm, brush my hair, and get in the shower before I become aware that I have to face another damn day. After that? So many things are shiny. I am in love with the world, even on the bad days. Schoolwork is mostly just autopilot though. The secret is to not think too much.
I wake up and do what I need to do in order to prevent the downward spiral that would inevitably happen if I started slacking. Once you've skipped a day, it's easy to skip the next one. And the next one.
So it's important to kick each day's ass.
i agree with this kid. also, in my case, paralyzing fear of amy sarno's wrath.
Ditto. I also console myself with the fact that: I'm almost done! Plus, if I skipped class now, I'd fail, and I've already done so much work this semester...
Conviction - you feel you must go to class so you drag your ass out of bed
Compassion - you feel the prof and other students would get less out of the class and/or be sad that you are not there so you drag your ass out of bed.
Valor - you look weak if you sleep through class
Temperance - .... I dont really know
Temperance - attending class is part of a balanced regime of food, sleep, and game, and helps insure that everything happens in its season. you attend to keep yourself healthy and sane.
Finally, someone came up with VIRTUES, and not FLAWS that make you go to class. I was getting worried.
How about the seven deadly sins and going to class?
Pride - you aren't going to let your classmates look better than you?
Greed - you are paying for this education, so you're damn well going to get your monies worth.
Envy - you covet the good grades that others get and want them for yourself (works best in curved classes)
Lust - any hot individuals?
Gluttony - you can pick up something at DK's on the way.
Sloth - it really is easier to just go to class than to try and make up for it later.
Anger - don't you just want to BEAT your prof by doing well? Let your hate flow through you...
I feel an obligation to go to class, both from what my parents taught me and how much I am paying to learn. This combined with the fact that I simply get up when my alarm goes off really helps ... there are occasions where I decide I don't need to do things, like go jogging before class, but never a reason to sleep through class