Gratitude: Thank you to Coursera for giving me free access to so many wonderful courses because I'm (still) a university student; and thank you @gameplancanada and Queen's University for their partnership in helping athletes attend business programs at Smith School of Business! I've shied away from finance for far too long, though perhaps I've dabbled in it at times (i.e. personal finance), but this course has given me a very good and broad introduction. However, it certainly has helped give perspective to my current finance course at Queen's, and although it has taken more time and effort, it helps to have additional context to what I'm trying to learn. As a coach and educator, continuous learning helps to put me in the perspective of a student, and that gives me an additional level of understanding in how difficult it is to learn something when the purpose of learning it is unclear. Additionally, I enjoy taking ideas from different areas and bringing it back to badminton. Even though it usually doesn't have a significant impact, it is fun to run an experiment to test a hypothesis. I guess I'm also a scientist at heart. There's so much in the world to learn. I just can't understand how some people are so certain of their beliefs. "Seek first to understand, then to be understood." - Stephen Covey. People with low ability at a task overestimate their ability - Dunning-Kruger effect. "It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows." - Epictetus "The more you know, the more you realize you don't know." - Aristotle (perhaps?) And that is why finance has been interesting: with greater risk, comes greater reward.
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