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2012-03-04 @ 20:49:48
Wow this is really neat, especially the part about children regularly experiencing synesthesia but losing it. I know as a kid I had a very elaborate imagination and I would hear a song and get a very clear image and story in my head about what it sounded like. Probably not synesthesia per say but it was some sort of strong sensory association or confusion.
2012-03-04 @ 02:08:18
WOW this is exactly the sort of thing I would like to do during my undergrad degree! What organization did you volunteer for?
2012-03-04 @ 01:55:31
I can definately relate with this story, as I am finding myself growing increasingly apathetic towards my university career so far. I’m finding it difficult to see any meaning or purpose in what I’m doing at this particular time of my life. I took a year off between high school and starting university and travelled relentlessly. I discovered that my passion for travel goes beyond enjoyment or pleasure – it has made me more happy than anything I have ever experienced. It is my passion, and I feel I should be working towards finding a way to live in foreign countries. Anyways, it was hard to go from sailing through the Med on a sailboat and living in Central America into first-year university classes. But I’m not going to let this whole university thing get me down, I’m going to go on exchange next semester to either Ecuador or Spain and continue to see the world. If I’m going to get one of these degree things, I’m not willing to shove my passions in a closet for four years. I’m going to work it out so I can do what I love while doing what I need to do. Hopefully I will be getting a psychology degree with a spanish minor, so who knows! Perhaps one day I can go abroad again and put my skills to use.