What a great and well thought out characterization. One of the most helpful.
Old-young, it's a state of mind.
Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.
Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity of the appetite, for adventure over the love of ease. This often exists in a man of sixty more than a boy of twenty. Nobody grows old merely by a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.
Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human being’s heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing child-like appetite of what’s next, and the joy of the game of living. In the center of your heart and my heart there is a wireless station; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men and from the infinite, so long are you young.
When the aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with snows of cynicism and the ice of pessimism, then you are grown old, even at twenty, but as long as your aerials are up, to catch the waves of optimism, there is hope you may die young at eighty.
Ullman’s poem “Youth” has a story all its own. “Youth” was introduced among Japanese postwar leaders because of General Douglas MacArthur’s apparent love for it. The poem hung in his office in Japan along with pictures of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, and MacArthur evidently introduced it to many Japanese who were instrumental in the rebuilding of Japan. This commemoration to Akio Morita of Sony (related to his contributions to the Samuel Ullman Museum) gives some idea of the poem’s personal significance to business leaders such as Morita, and why it is said to be included in “the top 5 texts loved by corporate management in Japan.”
I would choose the color white for it is speaks to me of integrity and purity yet it encompasses all the wavelengths.
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The Brown interview is intended to be an enjoyable, congenial meeting to both learn about the student and vice versa. Be authentic. Read the Brown website. The focus is not on what is already available to Brown from the Common Application and Supplement. Don't expect trick questions. Talk about what matters to you and why. Be authentic. Don't try to say what you think the interviewer will want to hear. Oh...and be authentic.
Guys- I had my interview last year and was admitted. However, the interviewer was quite open about the fact that he had little to do with whether or not I would make it--indeed, he was a warm, deep thinking, very cool, and successful person who only wanted to make me feel comfortable and hopeful, both about Brown, but about college in general.Ask a lot of questions, and try not to be so focused on being evaluated. You have things you want to know! And from my experience with the interview, and now with my fellow students, folks at Brown want to converse, they want to help!Not only my intterviewer give me a good sense of the social and academic scene at Brown ( he was a relatively recent graduate, and his wife was also from Brown, so she chimed in a bit) but he made me feel very sure that the school was my first choice--he confirmed certain perceptions ( that Brown is not full of pre professional robots, that there is a very diverse student body, that professors are accessible) and took care of my fears ( that you can get lost with no curriculum, that no one is there to guide you, that everyone is always stoned...)
So just be yourself, let the interviewer know you, and, moreover, use the interview to get a sense of the school from a live grad, not some brochure. It will help you on your way. And if you are lucky enough to get admitted ( and its a lot of luck, since most applicants are stellar, and they can't take them all.Boy do I feel lucky) you will have the time of your life at college.
hello everyone! I have an interview this weekend. I'm not sure where we're meeting yet but I would like to know what girls usually wear to interviews? It's snowing at the moment where I live (if that helps). Should I wear dressy pants and blazer with heels type of thing or more casual? What is casual? lol HELP!
Br2pi5: it depends on the venue of your interview. If it's at a coffeeshop, black pants or khakis with a nice top or blazer should be just fine. Look put-together. A cute dress with tights and flats would also be fine. Think what you'd wear to church.
Admissions decisions won't come out until late March or early April. It's usually the last week in March.
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yeah i felt a little overdressed for my brown interview considering the fact that the interview was at a bagel shop and i came in a button down shirt and black pantss with flats...you honestly dont need to be that dressed up. Its a very casual interview. I also felt that it was more fun and easier talk to younger interviewers rather than the older ones. However, for Brown I got an older interviewer, which had its perks and its downsides.
Hi everyone! My interview is at the interviewer's house in my hometown. Regarding what I would wear, I was thinking very casual like jeans and boots with a nice top/shirt. What do you think?? Also, if it helps it's freezing where I live...