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TITLE (EDIT)
Revisiting Myself
DESCRIPTION
I went back to the old essays, and I have some new philosophies.
[357 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Mind
AUTHOR
Charles Cotterman
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[September 2002]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (5)
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Twilight Of Summer (Reference) A reflection on my first days of college, my hopes for the coming year, and advice for all new students. [1,169 words]
Revisiting Myself
Charles Cotterman

   It's been almost a year since my series of "Hopeless Romantic" essays. I've reread a few of them, looked back on myself, and realized that while some of my personal philosophies have stayed true, others have changed.
   First off, and since this is probably the most important of all of the subjects I've written about, my thoughts on love have altered--kind of. I still believe all that I've said--that someone is out there, that everyone can be perfectly happy, and that true love exists. But I've had a change of maturity in this past year, too.
   I once read something--I can't remember what--that put it this way: "When you're young, and you fall in love, you're sure it's love. When you get to be about 15, you fall in love, and you realize that when you were young, it wasn't really love. When you're 17, and you fall in love, you realize that at 15, you weren't in love either. And when you're older, and in love, you know what love really is--and it was all of those times in your younger years you thought you were in love."
   Here's my take on this. True love exists, I believe it. But there's no use in seeking it out. By searching and limiting yourself to your "One true love", you could miss out on a lot of life. Date, enjoy people. You have to know yourself before you can really commit to anything or anyone. So while you're young, find out who you are, and don't worry about love, or fate. It'll find you.
   Life in general--be happy. Yeah, be in a bad mood like everyone else, but see the good in things. If you can't see the good in simple, everyday things, you're really limiting your life, and it can really put you in a bad mood. Enjoy things like the rain and really, really long car rides, because they really have their own particular joys invovled.
   I'm 19 years old, and ready for life to hit me. Life, happiness, love--it'll come to me one day, I suppose, but for now, I'm just happy with today.

 

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September 2002
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