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If I had a choice to work in any job I wanted, without a regard for money, logistics, or skills necessary, I would choose to be a game designer. The games I would choose to design would be ones that have a positive impact on the real world. There are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at write2think
A Colossus burden Pleasure vs. Fulfillment Why do I need to Learn English to be a Computer Science Major? Games For Good Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at write2think
At first glance, the mural Colossus doesn't have much to say about work. The mural is a simple one; a giant shirtless man is holding up the exit ramp from the Coronado bay bridge. Digging a little deeper, we find that this man is Atlas, a figure in mythology that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at write2think
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In Gordon Marino’s article, “A Life Beyond ‘Do What you Love’”, he presents the idea that doing what you love is not always the most fulfilling way to work. He proposes that the “the Nelson Mandelas, Dietrich Bonhoeffers and Martin Luther Kings” only did “what they felt they had to”.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at write2think
College education is extremely important in our society. The simple fact is, college graduates make more money, have more job opportunities, and college gives you a crash course on what your goal in life will mean for you down the line. Most colleges require you to take many general education... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at write2think
In What the Best College Students Do, Ken Baine uses the term “strategic learner”(36) to describe someone who learns well but only to succeed in whatever purpose they need the information for. Baine states that strategic learners “primarily intend simply to make good grades, often for the sake of graduate... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at write2think
When watching the movie Office Space, the scene that most presented a reason for work, in my opinion, was the final scene of the film. This scene presents the reason the main character, Peter, chooses to work is to be and feel healthy. In the final scene, Peter is presented... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at write2think
A book that I looked at and considered reading was Computer Science: An Overview (6th Edition). This book seemed to be perfect for me, describing itself as giving “students an overview of computer science”(v). Leafing through the pages, I saw diagrams, detailed explanations, and even chapter review sections; this seemed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at write2think
In the song "Heigh-Ho" from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, the dwarves state that the reason they work is to "get rich quick". Seeing as the mine they are digging in is overflowing with precious stones, it seems they've largely succeeded in their goal. However, this reason is undercut... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at write2think
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