[GÓC NHÌN TLs MỸ GIAI ĐOẠN 2] COMPLETE IN AN UNCOMPLETE WORLD
[GÓC NHÌN TLs MỸ GIAI ĐOẠN 2] COMPLETE IN AN UNCOMPLETE WORLD
Bài viết của Nguyễn Trọng Bách
COMPLETE IN AN UNCOMPLETE WORLD – HOÀN THIỆN TRONG MỘT THẾ GIỚI KHÔNG HOÀN THIỆN
America – the dreamland of everyone on this world, is a land of Education and Knowledge, of Technology and Economy, of The flat world and Integrations, of Globalization and Teleportation … Although 672 hours of the the Teen Leader’s train just pass through our eyes in just a tick tock, but lessons and experiences that we learned is still there, deeply somewhere inside our minds, our head, and grow us up everyday, so that we can stand steady on our own foot as we surf through the path of life.
HARPER FERRY – THE AMERICA’S ORIGIN
To me, the most exciting times of my journey is the moment hanging on the woods of Harper Ferry, Virginia. It was an experience of life, challenging the fears of height to the limit of human, but it also taught us about our life, our path, our destiny, and who we really are. In just 2 days, unlike sitting at home, watching televisions, playing video games, but instead, we encouraged ourself, we built our body, we experienced, we learnt, and most of all, we non-stop completing ourselves. We learnt that in our life there are many roads to choose to follow, and each have different difficulties, different obstacles that may easy to one but hard to others, but the harder you choose, the more people will wait for you at the end of the road. Remember, everyone have to be unique, never stand behind as other’s shadow, but to be a ” person ” of our own. Even though sometimes nobody will stand by your side when you are facing the challenges, and the problems are to pass the obstacles, to believe and mobilize ourselves.
BOSTON – GENIUSES STARTED HERE
Moving on to Boston is a city of Education and Knowledge, I have a great opportunity to be interacted with many genius people such as Mr Eric from the Emerson labs with 2 hours about game’s Design Thinking, or an evening with M.I.T Harvard’s student let me know more about a college students’ life. Moreover, the morning with professor David Dapice, with lessons about how to develop a developing Vietnam, about United State’s urban planning which can be apply to the S land. But the thing impressed me the most, maybe last forever in my mind is express through a story. When I was standing at a small street while the green light is on, there is a vehicle on the street still waiting, waiting for us to cross by, and when it was my turn to go, I stopped and told him to pass, cause the line is still long. And I was surprised when he declined my request and ordered me to pass the street, cause he knew that we were in rush, and he knew that he wasn’t. It makes me rethink of myself, of ourselves, that we just lived in an emotionless, insensitive life, that we always only know about ourselves, doing things that brings us benefits, while stepping on others’ head. Sometimes we just want a second quicker for nothing, and exchange for that is someone late a date, or worse is to lose there job, there life, and a whole sequence of unfortunate events behind.
NEW YORK – THE CRIP OF BILLIONAIRES
Every game has its end, and a magnificent New York – a capital city of Globalization, Teleportation, Economics and Business – has been waiting for us at the final days of our trip. Talking about New York is talking about the land of skycrapers, and through out the history, it has suffered a lot of crisis and problems about its own symbol: the skyscrapers. At once, when the elevators were invented, skyscrapers started to appear and rule the street of New York. Sunlight and wind started to get out of touch from the residentials as the buildings get higher and higher. So the solution was given was to build those by plot a building on a chart. This is an important idea, it shows that nothing is impossible, that everything has its own solution, and the problems is also the key, the checkpoints in the process of developing the city till now. Both New York and Ho Chi Minh city are the main points of financial development of both countries, but New York was planned since it’s first buildings was built, which created a beautiful city with chess board roads and skyscrapers. Through those ideas from New York’s forming history, it reflected a big part of people’s career to success: to be success, we have to build ourselves a good knowledge and experience since we were still kids, still small children, and there are lots of checkpoints in life, which brings us crisis, obstacles. And then after passing those checks, we will rise again, but even stronger, because we had grew up and learned alot of lessons and experience after each one, like a bow and an arrow, it goes backward a step, so that it can move on miles. Among the centuries-old walls, mixing ourselves in to the human’s stream of NYC, something mysterious, ancient, is lying beneath. It is the city’s evolution. Seems like New York has grown stronger and bigger through generations, but its terrible disaster with unimaginable losses of the world trade center’s twin tower’s terrorism is still there – the September 11th, 2001 – a Tuesday morning, an unforgettable day for the whole nation. 3000 people killed, 4 billion 2001 US dollars fall down from the height of 1700 feets above, in less than 5 hours, including the World Trade Center, the crash of Pentagon, and the fallens on flight 93 of United Airlines while trying to prevent from the collapse of the Capitol, and worse, the United State of America’s symbol. After the sequence of terrorism crisis from Al Queda, the giant was affected by there lose with an uncountable depression of spirit, but they had consolidated their forces, their power, and maybe the losses is only temporary, and it will be fallen into forgotten one day. But that spirit, power and place in this world is eternally, still the strongest country among the five continents, still the land that affect the whole world, and most of all, they united.
This is also an obvious example of failure and success in life, but in a real world with a much larger dimension, that the harder the difficulties, the more of you will be awaken, because failure is the consequences of weakness, and failure is not an ashame, it opens a new opportunity to develop. But letting the the mistakes repeat times over times is a real shame, because the weakness can’t be beaten, failures can’t be shut, and you will never be success in any playground of the world. Beside, the moment that every single person with dream to participate in the world economic and financial can’t forget: Wall Street – the eight building blocks long that affect directly to every side of world economic and financial. Our teacher at Wall Street – even though is a person who retired from the stock exchange long time ago – has expressed to us a clear vision of everything about the world stock, financial, economic, investment, …. and so as the problems occurs through out the history, such as bubble booms phenomenon, the effects of the Brexit to the world’s currencies and indices, the economic crisis in 2008-2009 and all every basic things about it. Economic is unpredictable, but we are the one who decide to sell or not to sell, to buy or not to buy, to invest or not to invest, and especially never predict about anything in economics base on the feeling , nor believe in it to start trading or investing, but we have to use datas, numbers, reports, overviews, truths before judging or making decisions about anything.
Teen Leaders, so far has been the best journey of my life, and it is not just simply “going abroad”, but is completely different, that all the lessons about Design Thinking with Ms. Karen and Marie, Sustainable Development at the United Nations, about American’s politics and it branches in Washington DC, about Economics, Financial, Stocks, Trading, Investing at Wall Street, about The beginning of America, from Cristopher Comlumbus to Donald Trump, from the Civil War to the Revolutionary War, all will be remembered and stored in my mind, in our minds, now and forever. Even knows that a near day, each of us will choose to go on a different road, different path, scattered on all over this world, and till that, few years later, maybe a few month, this 28 days will be forgotten, will become a part of memory in the long life, but this memory is priceless, cause of the knowledge that we learnt, the strategies that we discovered, the experience that we passed, will be a powerful advantage for us all, and especially myself, in the process of completing me as I walk to success and write my name on the humanity’s hall of fame.
Nguyễn Trọng Bách
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