«Keipker»: Kasym Gabdushev

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a “Keipker” section. So, our guest today is the winner of the “” nomination for the 2020-2021 academic year, who recognizes intelligence as linked to a lively and developed imagination, 12th grade student Kasym Gabdushev.

The most valuable piece of advice you’ve been given?

– I think the most valuable advice I was given was to try myself in different fields and find my most favorite thing to do. When you can find that field that you’re ready to commit your life to, that will truly be the path that can make you happy. Also, when your profession becomes a hobby, you are willing to work hard and achieve great success.

What qualities do you think an NIS student should have? (Three main qualities)

– In my opinion, the most important quality of an NIS student is tolerance, that is, openness to all thoughts and understanding of others. Because, in my opinion, only global citizens who are open to new ideas can change society for the better. Secondly, an important quality of a student at our school is always a desire to learn. Continuous development – helps to conquer the highest peaks. The third of the necessary qualities is discipline. At our school, motivation is not always enough to learn well and achieve their goals, so only discipline will help to develop further.

What book would you recommend to read?

– I recommend Yuval Noah Harari’s book “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humanity”. This book helps to understand life and the world, tries to answer questions about whether evolution has been able to make people happy. The author reveals the absurdity of many modern traditions and processes, and shows the cause-and-effect relationship of many modern things.