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Friday, March 25, 2005

Guess what....?

Hey, guess what??? I am hitting the books again.

For some weird reasons, new year always gives you a weird nudge/push. And this year it finally kicked me hard enough to do what I have been thinking of MBA.

Just like so many yuppies, I aspire to make it, to get it and to achieve it all. If I am honest enough to own up.....I am just as material as the next guy.....

Then something interesting happened.....some friends were emailing around about John Sung and it got me thinking.
"What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world but lose his soul?" Those words kept bouncing around inside John Sung's head. The brilliant son of a Chinese Methodist minister, John was in the United States to learn all he could about the sciences. In just five years, even while working to support himself, he completed his Bachelor of Science Degree, his Master of Science and his Ph.D.

Suddenly, one night, his soul was transformed. He began to weep and to shout for joy. He raced to tell teachers and fellow students. The next thing he knew, he was locked in an insane asylum! In the eyes of the spiritually dead school authorities, his behavior indicated that he had gone mad.
John was allowed to take only his Bible and a pen into the cell with him. In the 193 days that he was locked up, he read the Bible from cover to cover forty times. He later said that that was his real theological training.
After his release, John returned to China. On the ship, he threw overboard all of his diplomas, certificates and awards, keeping only his doctorate for his father's sake. From that moment on, his life was dedicated to winning souls.

Man..... talk about God speaking to me?? I dunno, maybe I am too sensitive or maybe I am reading too much into it. But it sure got me thinking.

Then amazingly the topic of pursuing a career also came up in my church recently...hhmmmm coincidence.....I am thinking.....still am??!!

Why am I doing my MBA? Some thots??

To improve myself? Or to improve my career? I don't know it may help or it may not help, I will just have to wait and see.
To fulfill my dreams? My dreams or keeping up with everyone?
To pursue knowledge? Maybe.....I find some interesting reading along the way.

To.....aarrgghhh.....I don't know much.....someone mentioned....if we know the "why" for things in our lives we will stand up to any "how" of the world. It sounded better when I first heard it... :)

Why? ah? why?