Opportunities and decisions everywhere! Each time you take a major step in life your opportunities and freedom increase. Once you leave the structured and well-organized life within your family and even more once you dive into the ’real world’ after college. With the choices you make, you design and structure your life. Read about how you can best cope with a complex and demanding environment and how to be more productive in the time you have.
The University is a place where we learn and grow? Not necessarily. In 2016 Togo had 7.6 million inhabitants. This is an interesting fact, right? You learn a lot of interesting facts at the University. But to my understanding, it could and should be about more than just consuming facts and figures. Who are you? What matters to you? Why are you the person you are? What is the broader context? How do you feel and why do you react the way you feel? Most of these questions and personal reflections are not part of the curriculum. However, here is a place where we dedicate time and attention to these aspects. How you can make the most of your university experience and live up to your personal potentials, will be discussed in texts in this section.
Your study time will be the best time of your life! This is a sentence you hear from parents and other (mostly elder) people around you. From my experience as a mentor and my own study time, I witnessed only two strategies, how people get happy: Either you are very naive and lucky or you put an effort in it to make it the best time of your life. Happiness and fulfillment rarely just happen. Stress and anxiety about your projects, expectations, fears, and insecurities about life and the future career are omnipresent but rarely talked about. In this section, I will publish texts with content that might help you to live a happier life and fully enjoy your study time.
We have so many assumptions about the world and its logic. We take these assumptions for granted and never reflect on them. Some of the assumptions might be so detached from reality that they lead us to decisions and behaviors that make our lives a lot harder than necessary. In this section, I publish texts which discuss a few of these assumptions or propose new and more suitable assumptions about the world - at least to my mind. I also deliver behind-the-scenes-insights into the university life, which make it a bit easier to understand the system.