My Original Theme

In trying to choose an original theme for my columns, I initially settled with “Reading Between the Lines.”

I have personally heard the expression said and written dozens and dozens of times before. At first it may sound very cliché but here is why I believe the expression epitomizes my columns:

Jaime’s What It Takes columns have largely influenced me in becoming an aspiring columnist. His ideas about immersing oneself as students, and even more importantly, as global learners and as critical thinkers, into looking at the best at what life has to offer—the best works of art—namely any kind of work of art you can imagine—movies, music or literature. It is through this immersion process that we as human beings can learn from the best.

I, however, plan to go one step above and beyond rather than just looking at and studying from the best people in this world. I don’t want to just take advice from people. I plan to live out other people’s pieces of advice and apply their philosophies to my daily life.

I plan to read between the lines and to jump between the cracks—to not only collect what the best has to offer but to also offer insight from a boy who’s been through rough times before—who knows that life has hardships to overcome and who knows that you can’t really do it on your own.

This is why I plan to “major in success” as Jaime says and to live out my life accordingly.

So let’s read between the lines of a book on living well in life, of striving well in life, to the best of our abilities.

Let us not forget to be the Renaissance men and women of our time.

This is what I hope to accomplish through my columns and through living my life with the Lord as well.

Time to go deeper into the subject matter….

Time to read between the lines.

~ Originally published on June 20, 2011; Updated on March 10, 2012 ~

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