#history 2020 About acquired habits that become part of life

12 June 2020 · 5 minutes reading

Interview with Kateryna, participant of the Horizons of the Future 5.0 project

My quarantine routine was monotonous, but one day turned my whole life upside down because I became a participant in the Horizons of the Future 5.0 project.

My teacher told me about this project. So I decided to give it a try and have never regretted it. I decided to submit an application form, but I wasn't sure if I would pass. On the day the results were announced, I checked my email every minute. And here it was - the long-awaited letter! I didn't know what was ahead of me, but I was already overwhelmed with joy.

Participation in the project is an incredible experience. Everyone was a little nervous, but the atmosphere during the three days was extremely relaxed and friendly. I learned a lot of new, interesting, and useful information, found real friends and like-minded people. "Horizons of the Future unites the youth of Ukraine - this is the conclusion I made for myself after the project.

The project gave me the opportunity to look at some standard situations and issues from an angle I was not used to, so I can say with confidence that it helps broaden my horizons. The seminar inspired me to become more interested in philosophy and to continue working on myself. For myself, I realized that the meaning of life is self-realization, being happy, always learning about the world and discovering something new for myself every day. Some of the texts made a very good impression on me, so now I've started reading even more philosophical reflections by Descartes and other philosophers.

And so the project came to an end. My next step was to implement my own online seminar. Of course, it was a challenge for me. I didn't have a team, so it was quite difficult, but I pulled myself together, gathered all my thoughts together, and started acting!

I created pages on social media. I spread the news about the project on the school's website, my own page, and on the pages of friends and acquaintances. Prepared materials for the project. Gathered the required number of participants.

During the project itself, we discussed various philosophical texts and videos about procrastination and critical thinking. Between speeches and discussions, we did team-building exercises. My own project was an opportunity for me to practice my skills, and I learned several important lessons: from the first minutes of the seminar, make the atmosphere relaxed and the communication friendly, then the participants will be more active. Also, on my initiative, I decided to invite one lecturer, but unfortunately, on the day of the project, he refused. Therefore, my advice to the next organizers of local projects is to remember the human factor.

After the local project, I gained the skills of organizing online projects, the skills of a project moderator, and also overcame the fear of inviting speakers and communicating with the media.

I know that all this will definitely come in handy in the future!

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