お久しぶりだよな(It’s been a while!)

Arlington Cemetery

  • Witness a political rally? Check.
  • Go bowling at the White House? Check.
  • Get in trouble with the Secret Service? Check.
  • Meet Senator Bennett and Rep. Matheson? Check.
  • Eat lunch at the Mall, looking  at the Washington Monument? Check.
  • See more Picasso, Monet, DaVinci, Raphael, O’Keefe, Sargant? Check.
  • Watch lectures from Yale on Game Theory? Check.
  • Walk through  a news report from Venezuela? Check.
  • See an infamous “Diplomat” car? Check.
  • Watch BYU break their 7-year first-round curse by beating Florida in double overtime? CHECK!!! WOOHOO!!
  • Only have two more full weeks at my internship . . . Check.

Man, this is all coming to an end REAL fast here! Here are some random things I’ve thought of over the past few weeks:

Sometimes we need to realign our guiding posts. And this is a great, refreshing way to remember how we are to live!

I want to write a post about true politics. I’ve been working on my opinion on the way people view politics over this semester in D.C. I think at the end of all this I am going to try and write my views out. Not on party idealogies, but on how I see people have lost the idea of politics.

Something I realized today is that BYU needs to have more classes on ethics. Or at least put ethics more into their curriculum. I don’t know if that type of class is only for MBA students, but it is an important aspect of any adult in the world. And I don’t think we can equate morals with ethics. They are completely different. Morals are what guide on how you treat yourself in the world, ethics are how you treat and respect other people. So things can be immoral but ethical. I wonder if some lessons in ethics would help solve Utah’s problem of being the highest committer of mortgage fraud and other like crimes.

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6 Comments

  1. I see you’re having a very productive day

  2. Ha! You too, Brittney!

  3. Yay! Welcome back- we missed you! Getting into trouble with the secret service? Uh oh, Adam.

  4. Sophie

     /  March 23, 2010

    I’m so surprised by the thoughts on ethics classes. Maybe just because I’m in public relations and they want us to break out of the mold of “spin doctors,” I have rarely had a class in my major where we didn’t spend at least one class period, if not a full week, on ethical decision making, not to mention the semester long class I took on ethics in communications. A few of my minor classes have focused on it as well. I’m always cracking jokes about how going to BYU is like majoring in ethics. I always thought that was across the board. Look at me learning new things from your blog all the time.

  5. Sophie! I just caught your comment sitting in my spam box. Sorry! Yeah, I haven’t ever heard about ethics, and I would think it is a topic that should be in every major at least once. I’m interested in knowing what they said all those classes!

  6. Keli

     /  April 11, 2010

    Great pictures Adam! Love you!!

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