This project was aimed to give students a time and place to think critically and deeply about our lives. It is often that we go by every day not giving much thought to the meaning or intentions of our life and this project was a way to help us recognize the importance of our life. I learned a lot during this project, not just about myself but also about the existential crisis and what they mean for each person. During the project I had a lot of new ideas enter my head and thinking about all of these new things made my brain ache! I never knew that it was possible to be so overwhelmed with ideas that you just zone out and try to forget what you were thinking about. But a part of me loved all of the crazy theories and ideas which made me really passionate about this project.
One of the biggest things that I realized during this project is that everyone is different. Obviously, I knew that before starting this project but during the process, it confirmed my ideas about it. One of the first things we dove into during this project was the difference between happiness and meaning. After a long time of thinking and talking to my family and friends I have come to the conclusion that in order for your life to have meaning, you must place the meaning in it. If you go through life brushing everything off your shoulders not giving much care about what’s happening, nothing will matter or affect you. But, if you let things get to you and touch your heart they will make an impact and create memories that will last a lifetime. It’s up to you… I’ve always thought that money would buy me happiness and I was certain of it until this project and current events. Yes, I would be unbelievably happy with a huge mansion, Louis Vuitton purses, and everything I want but money could never buy me friends or a good life. It can buy me expensive things to put in my life but if I had a bad day, money is not going to fix that. Even though we didn’t specifically focus on this topic in the project, it is still something I learned about myself and something I will remember for a long time.
There are so many more things I am wondering about my life and what we did in this project just skimmed the surface. I am really happy that I got the opportunity to be a part of this project because it made me think about things that I didn’t even know I could think about, it has stretched me as a learner and student in order to help me identify who I am. The biggest thing I am still wondering about is the different perspectives that people have. We learned a lot about existentialism and the fear that is associated with it as well as living a meaningful life but I am wondering more about theories people have. I love thinking about new things that I never would have without an outside source.