Thursday, June 25, 2009


This was the movie that the Introduction to Psychology class saw today. This movie was based on the true story of John Nash whom developed schizophrenia at the age of thirty. It was a very beautiful movie that showed Nash's life before, during, and after his major stage of schizophrenia. He was a very smart man whom did not like wasting time in class and learning something everyone already new, instead he focused his time in developing new theories. Later in his life because of the schizophrenia he believed he was working under over for the U.S. government to help with preventing attacks from the Soviet Union. In the end his wife finds him behaving weirdly and his schizophrenia is unfolded . He fought through it a went back to his normal life that he went on to winning a Nobel prize. It was a real tear jerker at the end with his happy ending. It was a very interesting film to watch because we got to see a different development of schizophrenia from the one in the book I was reading the Quiet Room.

Also yesterday I attended a college Q&A for girls with Courtney and Meuy.I asked a couple of questions and they were thoroughly answered. I learned why the RA s had chosen to come to Brown and most of them said because of the open curriculum. Also they shared with us how they went about the transition from high school to college. they agreed that everyone learned to manage time and classes at there own pace. and that the part of the transition was that one has to realize you can not be part of every class and every activity. Learning to manage classes and activities is a part of college experience. I found all the answers very helpful and informative.If I have time later this week I will attend a different college session.
Mercedes Montelongo


Don Gosney said...


I'm glad you enjoyed the movie. Since you have access to the Internet you might want to read up on John Nash to compare his real life to the Hollywood version. It's not that Hollywood would ever embellish a story but sometimes things get twisted in the translation.

Time management is such a wonderful skill to master, Mercedes, and I'm glad that some of you are seeing this.

I used to manage billion dollar projects and the people that were of value to me were the ones who had mastered their time management skills. Knowing what to do, when to do it and how to get it done expeditiously was far more valuable to me than having a worker who aimlessly wandered about wondering what to do and how to do it. And then we would have to stand over him all the time to tell him what to do because he couldn't figure it out on his own. Just how valuable do you think an employee is that requires babysitting most of the time?

Mastering that skill can make your time at a university so much more profitable and provide you with skills that can land you good jobs and help you to rise up above your coworkers. Learning these skills now will benefit you far more than learning them later.

Madeline Kronenberg said...


Sounds like you're learning a lot -- in and out of the classroom. Don is so right -- one of the BIG keys to success is time management -- and it is important to learn how to set your priorities.

I'm glad you're learning both in and outside the classroom.