thoughts for Ateneo

What can I give back to an institution that has supported me,
formed me, taught me, and challenged me to realize my potential?

Thanks to Ateneo, I learned:

  • That it’s about people, not programs.
  • That what I learn and do outside the classroom can matter more than what I learn and do inside it.
  • That it’s not enough to know just _how_ to do something, but I also need to consider _why_.
  • That I’ll start college wondering why the heck I take up philosophy and theology, and graduate realizing I wouldn’t be the same without them.
  • That I should never stop learning,
  • That I should never stop doing,
  • That I should never stop teaching, and
  • That I can make a difference.

I give you my gratitude and my thanks. But most of all, I would like to be able to give you, at the end of the day, a life well-lived.