At this time of the year, the person looking back at you the mirror may be focused on self-reflection, asking affirming questions with an eye toward the future.
“Who am I?” “What do I want?” “Why am I here?”
All good questions that, arguably, you have asked yourself at one time or another as you traverse life’s many twists and turns. The answers, of course, are personal and varied. But, philosophically, a case can be made that who you are is what you learn. And not just in an academic sense, but in a whole-person sense.
Scott Adams, bestselling author and “Dilbert” cartoonist, posited an interesting theory in a blog post aptly titled “Who Are You?” Adams writes about being fascinated by how “a person changes at a fundamental level as he or she merges with a particular field of knowledge.” He maintains that “learning becomes a fairly permanent part of a person even as the circumstances of life change.”
“If all you know is how to be a gang member, that’s what you’ll be, at least until you learn something else,” Adams writes. “If you become a marine, you’ll learn to control fear. If you go to law school, you’ll see the world as a competition. If you study engineering, you’ll start to see the world as a complicated machine that needs tweaking.”
If we were to keep that train of thought going, it might come around to: “If you become a health care professional, you’ll learn empathy and altruism as you put your patients’ needs first. These fundamental-level traits are admirable and are at the core of students here at Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC).
CUKC students know who they are, what they want and why they’re here. Whether they’re pursuing a career in chiropractic or the health sciences, our students are passionate people who want to help others and are here to be the difference in health care.
So, if you’re asking “Who am I?” and find that your self-reflection reveals characteristics similar to the ones described above, then perhaps you should consider CUKC. Here, you can pursue a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, a B.S. degree in Human Biology, a Masters in Health Education & Promotion or one of our associate’s degrees in allied health.
Connect with one of our helpful advisors today to learn more about the health-education programs at CUKC. They can put you on the right track to seeing a new you reflecting back from the mirror.