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Mindful

Daniel Shipp
Student Life

My One Word is mindful. The word has two meanings for me as I consider my life. First, the word mindful represents an aspirational state of caring and interconnection to others and the natural environment. To me, mindfulness involves a purposeful commitment to considering how my words and actions connect to and impact the world around me.

Second, the word mindful represents the pursuit of a “full mind” that reinforces a commitment to lifelong learning and exploration. This learning occurs best by respecting and learning from the perspectives of others and searching for answers to difficult questions through a continuous interchange of ideas and careful study.

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