What I Believe:
I started this site a few months ago. With a very simple idea: If you help other people, they will help someone and this makes the world better: Mentoring.
The second part we are all connected: Global Humanism.
The third part: Education makes us better people. Not smarter necessarily, but more thoughtful and civic-minded.
The fourth part: Educations’ purpose is not to get a ‘job’ and do some ‘work’. Education is the pursuit of self-development, broadening your perspective and again will make the world better.
Finally, if we are all educated, support and participate in life-long mentoring (paying it forward) that equals:
This will make the world better.
The above may sound too idealistic, too nice, naive or impractical according to our capitalistic “worker bee” programming, but here is a question:
What is wrong with idealism?
What’s wrong with being nice?
And when you’re naive you’re open, you see life as a possibility not impossible. That sounds a lot more exciting and fulfilling than: Get a job, Do some work, Pay some bills, Repeat.
Now that we have that out-of-the-way, I will tell you this site is part educational information, part focused on supporting and enhancing the student experience, part philosophical movement: yoUniversity
It’s about you, me and what we want to leave behind in this world i.e. your legacy.
What do you stand for?
What do you believe in?
Will you work, die and leave a legacy of working and dying. Or will you be bold, impractical, different and go against what “they say”.
They live. I want to be a participant of the LIVING. I want to change the world. Yes, I just said that. I believe if we all lived our lives with some fundamental idea that we could change the world, the world would be changed. I believe in education because it makes you a better person. I don’t believe you should work to make other people’s dreams come true. I think you should find, develop, and discover your own dreams then work really hard, share those dreams and breathe life into them. Finally, I believe if you don’t live your dream, and chose to be a part of the “living” in life, you are already dead.
Welcome to yoUniversity!
Sontaia P. Briggs