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Who are Daily Scholars? What Does Being a Daily Scholar Mean?



Dear fellow daily scholars, I decided it was time to write about what being a daily scholar means and to identify who daily scholars are. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Scholar Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster, a scholar is "1: a person who attends a school or studies under a teacher. 2 a: a person who has done advanced study in a special field. 2 b: a learned person. 3: a holder of a scholarship." The thing about this definition is that I believe the universe is our school, and our teacher is life itself. There is only one of you. You are unique. You are the only person that can study yourself. Therefore, the field is you, and you have done advanced study in that field. You are a learned person because of this. There is a special kind of scholarship that we get. The scholarship of life, each day you wake up, your scholarship is renewed. You have a new day to learn from the opportunity's life presents you in our universe. As I always say, it's your life, your decision. You can choose to learn from those opportunities. Or you can choose not to. It's your scholarship. My mother was an amazing person. She battled and beat four different cancers throughout the 15 years of my life. She never let the cancer take away her spirit or her will. She always had a smile on her face and chose to help others in need despite being in need herself. She taught me what being a human was all about. She taught me how precious life is and what this scholarship that we get means. The one thing that took me a long time to realize was that she also worked on herself. She worked hard and battled so that she could be in my life as long as she was. I now know that you have to work on yourself first before you can help others. Use the scholarship that you have and learn as much as you can about yourself. Find out what your strengths are. Find out what your weaknesses are. How can you build on those strengths without neglecting your weaknesses? Find out what your purpose is. Find out who you are. We are all daily scholars. By learning everything you can about yourself, you will find your place in the world. When you do find your place, you will inevitably help those around you. People will be able to look at you and see that you are confident because you understand yourself. Those people will want to follow in that path and find out who they are and where they fit in. As you learn about yourself and as you grow, so too will your value grow. Value is a combination of multiple factors and there are many types of values. Some of the types of values are financial value, friendship value, family value, and moral value. All of these values will grow if you choose to work on yourself. If you choose to become the best version of yourself that you can be. To maximize your value, you need to be a daily scholar. You can learn from anything if you are willing to let it teach you. For example, I learned what value means from a water bottle. I purchased a 32-pack of Aquafina water bottles sitting on a shelf gathering dust from Sams Club for $6.78. Each water bottle is valued at .21 cents. I forgot to bring a water bottle with me one time, so I went in and grabbed one from a local gas station and paid $1.00 for one Aquafina water bottle, albeit that it was cold and in a cooler. Then I was traveling for a work trip and got thirsty at the airport and paid $2.00 for a water bottle. If you choose to be one of 32 people sitting on a shelf gathering dust you will be valued at .21 cents. If you decide to work on yourself a little bit and you know some stuff but there are a lot of others out there that know what you know, you will be valued at $1.00. But if you decide to work on yourself, you can be valued at $2.00. I bet you found this funny. Nobody wants to be valued at $2.00. It's not about the price, it's about the principle. By working on yourself, you may go from a water bottle sitting in a pack of 32 other water bottles to becoming a liquid IV hydration drink that people pay $7.00 for.


This is what being a daily scholar is all about.


From your humble fellow daily scholar,


Nathan




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