Agne · DNS 2018
My name is Agnė and I am from Lithuania – a really beautiful country in the eastern Europe. What can I say about myself?
I think I’m open minded, passionate about everything and people say that my smile captures my positive character! I really like arts and nature, especially forests! Also, I am a scout for 7 years and it is a really huge part of life, I consider it even a lifestyle.
Why DNS? I really think that this is the place for me. The whole idea of travelling, opening up, just learning about the world and meeting different people attracted me. Also, being here provides more opportunities to grow as a person and I am really looking for the possibility of personal development and self-conscience about the world that surrounds us.
Maybe I am naive, but I really think that we can make some changes, we just need to start. And of course, if you want to change the world you need to start to change the education. That’s why I am really inspired by the Mahatma Ghandhi words that in a gentle way, we can shake the world. Like this, becoming a teacher represents the opportunity to be part of the community, to teach the future generations in a better way. Furthermore, I like the idea that as a student, you are able to learn from anything in everyday life, not only at school, as long as you are curious and open-minded. The goal that motivates me the most is helping people and learning from them, about their ways of thinking.
I just really want to live my life fully, experience as much as possible and the same time learn how to give this to the world.
More Humans of DNS
To choose the path of teaching took me some time, I must say. It started on my very first 1st of September, this is the day when the school year starts in Lithuania. I simply loved it. And I am not talking about the lessons and tests, but about all the kinds of people I got to interact with and about the learning process that was happening there, somehow in between lessons most of the time. Though I was in love with the school and Summer holidays always seemed too long of a break, I never thought I will become a teacher. It is now, when I reflect, I see lots of sense in my actions and choices that led me to choose this profession.
Imagine you had to make a list, a catalogue, of all that exists. Where would you start?
You would probably look around, and start to name or to write down everything that you see or that comes to your mind. Soon, you would come across some dilemmas, and start to notice that it is not always so easy to establish what exists and what doesn’t. Do feelings exist, since they are not seen in the material world but just experienced internally? Probably yes, you would say. But then, do fictional characters exist, since they are not seen in the material world but just experienced mentally? This is a bit more challenging. Another dilemma: is a chair something that exists on its own? Or is it rather nothing but the sum of the pieces of wood that it is made of? Then maybe we shouldn’t include chairs on our catalogue of all that exists, it is enough to write ‘wood’. But following this line of thoughts, isn’t wood just a sum of molecules, which in turn are just a sum of atoms? Shouldn’t we then just write ‘atoms’ in our list? As you might have observed, the catalogue is very much subject to interpretation: a particle physicist’s catalogue will probably end up looking very different from your very own catalogue.
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