Monday, May 02, 2005

Hakaras Hatov

I've decided that not enough people have Hakaras Hatov to YU. I don't get it. The place isn't perfect, but I think just about everybody gets some positive things from it, whether socially, academically, or something else. But all I ever hear is YU bashing. I know people are apathetic on campus, but that is better than trashing it. The place really does offer a lot, and while we don't need to be obsessed with it, we should at least be thankful for it. And look back on the good times we have. Because any bitterness is really a reflection of us and our inability to be grateful. Share the good times while you can. And even afterwards.

13 Comments:

Blogger WillWorkForFood said...

Um Josh, I'm suprised I have to remind a seasoned, veteran blogger like YOU that there was an entire post centered around this, even if it began only as a tangent because YU wasn't responding with information as fast as other colelges were. Shame on you.

11:16 PM  
Blogger WillWorkForFood said...

And to pre-empt Diana:
"why so serious all of a sudden?!?"

11:17 PM  
Blogger Orlee said...

willworkforfood- just to note a typo colelges is spelled colleges.

12:25 AM  
Blogger WillWorkForFood said...

Touche.
I knew I would get nailed for that one; however, utilizing a quasi-utilitarian moral ethic to guide me, I pensively weighed my options and decided that the spelling mistake was well worth it, rather than risk a "post deleted by author". So you should just know that the spelling mistake had a lot of thought put into it.

12:38 AM  
Blogger WillWorkForFood said...

Not sure where to put this, but I think this demonstrates why Shmulik shouldn't write his own accolades on his website.
Copied and pasted:
"Through his hard work and involvement in making things happen, Shmulik has cultivated and established Personal and professional working relationship with Yeshiva administration getting along well for the benefit of the student body. Shmulik is known to many of administration he has been involved with including:"

???

11:00 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

Ok, I gave you all a fair chance.

Mr. "I-haven't-posted-in-a-week-and-a-half" Tabak - The prior post was not about Hakaras Hatov to YU; it was about YU being less helpful than other colleges. While I could've posted this as a comment to that post, I think it is distinct enough to merit it's own discussion. Plus, that's how blog's work- you think of something, you post it. And that's how I got so serious.

Orlee- good work. Not because you nailed Tabak, serving as some sort of vicarious revenge. Just that he's hard to catch, and I didn't think that an Observer editor would be the one to do it.

And Tabak again - as always, classy with admitting his mistakes. As to Shmulik's? Come on, did we expect any different? We should be happy he was able to put together a full (run-on) sentence to begin with.

6:48 PM  
Blogger potksed said...

1) Sometimes you need to deconstruct (read: bash) things in order to improve them, else you don't know where the problems are

2) shmulik.org actually exists! Someone needs to do something about those colors.

3) Yes, its me, Mr. YUMesorah (no questions about it please). And yes, this is my first (and probably only) post, not to mention my Contracts final is tomorrow.

PS: For those still in YU enjoy it. It gets much much much harder when you really have to study.

--adam

10:58 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

All I can say, is *tear*. I'm too choked up to speak.

9:54 PM  
Blogger DianaNOW said...

AWWW Steiner!!!! How we've missed you so! Looking forward to seeing you back at Camp SOY after Law School!

1:47 AM  
Blogger potksed said...

after law school ill be the one at the sale using the "bulk purchase" checkout line ;)

--adam

8:02 PM  
Blogger EMS said...

i know this is a little overdue, but i have actually been doing school work! [what? what's that?] anyway, i just wanted to say THANKS JOSH for agreeing with me! [how's that for hakarat hatov?]
o, and btw, orlee and diana, i'm back....

2:52 AM  
Blogger theFAVORITE said...

Shout out: Steiner!!! YAY!!!

9:04 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

Wow - So Hakaras Hatov has really grown into a reunion post. So sweet. Everybody checking in before they check out for the summer.

5:48 PM  

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