Communication-Arts graduate. Poor in Math. End.
That’s all you need to know. This article may end here.
Communication-Arts = Poor in Math.
But since I am a communication-arts grad, I will explain further and not just give you a haiku. Average folks would think that if you are a communication student, masccom or anything that is related to this course you must be poor in Math. Matic na yan 99.9% sure. One of your reasons of taking this course is to escape your faintness. Hello? We only have college algebra and statistics, if you survive those two your life will be much easier. Like a jinee who is freed by his master after being stuck in a jar for decades. At last, free from danger.
I have always considered myself as poor in Math. I don’t know if that’s made me in a better position or not. When I was in kindergarten until grade school, I had awards in math competitions and year by year I was the recipient of Best in Math award in our batch. I was the god of numbers among my colleagues then. That was when math is just plus and minus. But all was changed when I got to high school.
Math became my kryptonite. Give me anything as long as it is not math related I assure you I can get the job done. Extremely well. But when it comes to “Linear, coefficient, X and Y, Z V M N E” my goodness! I am in tantrums. It’s better to disappear in thin air than to sit and solve those problems.
Numbers is not my friend. Though I never got failing grades, just enough to pass the subject and be cleared for next school year. Whenever we had quizzes or exams in math, I always did what a good student does prior the moment of truth. Of course I stayed up at night reviewing lessons which is head wrecker. I also seek for help but it doesn’t do anything, I always end up with a low score. Like everybody is moving fast and I was a man steps slower. I felt like a drown dwarf in the sea of giants. Most of my classmates are good in math; I knew it when we had recitations or exercises they took it effortlessly with bragging passion. Saying “ah easy” “effortless” “Yan na yun?” while me was stuck in the corner not having an idea of what’s going on. Haha I hate that. But what else can I do? Ang bobo ko sa math eh.
Behind my weakness, I still see bright things and took it with laugh. Weakness doesn’t have to be looked at with negativity. Seriously, it’s nothing to me whenever someone teases me about math then, and I am proud to say that I am poor in math and just jesting anything about it. I always believe that the best way to handle weakness is to acknowledge it in the first place. Don’t deny the fact that you have one, don’t worry everyone has flaws right? But not many of us like admitting our weakness thinking that it may make us less than whole. As for me, I learned to embrace my weakness long time ago. Acceptance is not convincing myself that something is right when it is really wrong instead acceptance of our limits is the beginning of our strength.
Admitting you’re not good at something, or even really bad at it, does not mean you are giving up. It is the first step to being a real man. Of course, you can always be better and better just don’t stop working. And you will only reach that if you accept your weakness and view it as a room of improvement. If you openly admit your weakness, you will become comfortable of looking at them and understanding them for what they are. It’s healthier and much happier to live that way. When the time comes that you can proudly say your weaknesses, without justifying them or making excuses that is perfectly the time when people will believe that you are real. Remember no one is perfect, if you are flawless then you must be fake (maybe made in china)
So go out, be proud of who you are. The hell they care if you are bald, fat or thin. We all know where we excel and where we come up short. You should not feel like “If I could just get better, everything would be different” You are as you are for a purpose. You should strive to know that purpose and while searching for that purpose just don’t forget to be happy. Everything you are experiencing because of those flaws is blessings.
For all I have said, I can’t escape the fact that I am poor in math. Wala eh, I just throw my hands up and enjoy the ride. I am poor in Math. Take it or leave it. JAdG twitter.com/awesomealvin028