Today was the final day of the FEE seminar as well as my final day ever attending this one in particular. I expressed this feeling in previous posts, but it’s definitely amazing how fast time goes by. Looking back to my first day at FEE, I didn’t know much about economics and I certainly didn’t know what to expect from the seminar.
Overall, FEE has done a great job of giving real life examples for austrian economic concepts. Even simple activities like the trading game have helped prove that these principles work in real life - in either a small or large scale. Since that’s the case, I think the past few days have been effective in that these activities will be memorable. Giving an experience rather than feeding information is a much more effective way to teach and I’m very appreciative that FEE is providing that for young adults that are interested.
The past three days I’ve gotten the opportunity to meet new people, challenge others, and also be challenged by others. It’s been great, and today I think the best lesson I re-learned (as cheesy as it may seem) is the importance of niche. Particularly, for each individual. Essentially it’s the concept that if you want to offer something to society, you have to let your passions and interests drive you to creating a solution to a problem. Whatever one’s natural abilities are, their biggest issue is usually a reflection of who they are at their core.
I believe that I can get ideas as to who I am at my core, and I think new ideas will stem from it throughout my life. I think it’s a process that will never end, and that may be overwhelming sometimes, but I also find it to be a pleasure that keeps me moving.