Note: This is an archived blog post from an old personal blog, On The Contrary. Please see this post for more details
Graduation from college was nice and simple. Passed through my life like another simple event.
My results, however, involved much more concern and anxiety. Just receiving my results today, I’m relieved that the outcome was indeed better than what I had expected due to my performance over the year in college. I’ve always had results for my finals that are either predicted or above my predictions. Basically, I’ve always had it easy when it comes to collection of results and because of that I have started to think about the other people who have it different.
I went through a ton of stress though already giving myself an honest prediction of what I thought I could get. But what about the stress others may go through who have no definitive idea of what they are going to see in their results? It’s like gambling, is it not? I am not saying that my confidence is always there and that I’m some kinda smart-ass who can score or something – however, it is just something I have thought about. First I thought about if it was possible to take your results and not have an idea of what you are about to see – then I thought it had to be existent.
Then again, I have heard that this is how it is in University – you won’t have a clue about what your marks are going to be.
This is where the worrying part comes. A sudden change of how things have gone as a routine for so many years – will that affect me?
Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.” – Niels Bohr (1885 – 1962)