Will the stress I’m experiencing now stay the same in the future?

Mahmud Asrul
4 min readDec 17, 2022
We have just finished our final exam in the Data Structure Algorithm subject, which is considered the ‘big boss’ subject in the Faculty of Computer Science.

As computer science students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree, we may often feel stressed about our health, our academic performance, and our future careers. These can be demanding and challenging fields, and it’s natural to feel overwhelmed at times. However, it’s important to remember that this is part of the journey. If we want to achieve success and reach our goals in the future.

As we journey through life, we encounter a range of challenges and expectations. As children, we may struggle with avoiding silly mistakes. In junior high school, we may find ourselves torn between studying and wanting to hang out with friends and watch TV. In senior high school, we may need to navigate the complexities of social life. And in college, we may be challenged to discover our true selves in a fast-paced and often unpredictable environment. But the question remains:

will these types of challenges continue to shape our lives as we move forward?

What does the future hold for us?

It’s a common experience to be scolded or criticized for making mistakes or doing something foolish. This can happen at any age, whether you are a small child who spills something by accident or an adult who makes a mistake at work. The feeling of being reprimanded can be frustrating and disappointing, but it is a natural part of life and a way for us to learn and grow.

When we see a small child being scolded for spilling something, for example, it may seem harsh or unfair. But it’s important to remember that children are still learning and developing their skills and capabilities. As they grow older and gain more experience, their capabilities will increase and they will be better able to handle similar situations in the future.

The same can be said for adults who are scolded or criticized for making mistakes at work. It can be difficult to hear criticism or feedback, especially if we feel like we have put in a lot of effort. However, it’s important to remember that our capabilities and skills are constantly evolving and improving, and we are often tested and evaluated based on our current abilities

This experience of being scolded or criticized for making mistakes can raise questions or concerns about how we will handle similar situations in the future. For young people who are just starting out in their careers, it may be intimidating to think about the possibility of being reprimanded by a boss or supervisor. But as we gain more experience and our capabilities increase, it becomes easier to handle these situations and use them as opportunities to learn and grow.

The Human Capabilities That Grow Over Time

Our capabilities grow and evolve over time. As we gain more experience and knowledge, we are able to handle new challenges and expectations that may have previously seemed difficult or impossible. This is why we are constantly being tested by the capabilities we have. Whether we are at work, school, or home, we are constantly being evaluated and judged based on what we are capable of doing.

In Gardu, with Masjep (he is considered a legendary figure in our faculty)

Stress often comes from the gap between what we are capable of doing and what is expected of us. When we feel like we are not able to meet the expectations set for us, it can be frustrating and overwhelming. In these situations, it’s important to remember that our capabilities are constantly improving, and we can use this as an opportunity to learn and grow.

But not everyone sees it this way. It’s easy to get angry or frustrated when we see others making mistakes or not meeting expectations. We may get annoyed when we see a child doing something foolish, a teenager who is too focused on playing, or a worker who is not fulfilling their responsibilities. But it’s important to remember that these are all opportunities for growth and development. As our capabilities increase, we are better able to handle the challenges and expectations set for us.

By understanding that we are always being tested based on our capabilities, we can learn to see the imperfections in others with compassion and understanding. Rather than judging or condemning others for their mistakes, we can recognize that we are all human and prone to making mistakes.

This perspective can help us become more empathetic and compassionate towards others and more humanizing humans.

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