My Life : Moments that Define Us

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My life can be described as one long continuous aha up until this point. From the moment I realized I can’t always please everyone to hanging off a cliff and realizing taking that short cut wasn’t the best idea. I’m still not sure what to make of all these “aha!” moments. Either I have experienced a lot and have learned a lot or I should slow down a bit instead of diving head first into everything. Either way, I am who I am because of all these moments. Throughout our lifetime we learn a great deal of things. We learn through school, through our experiences, and sometimes when we least expect it we come to a moment when it all of a sudden makes senses. We call these aha moments.

It started like any other evening; I plopped in front of the computer to check my email and such. I went through the usual routine of logging into AIM, logging onto various websites to read the news for the day, and checking my emails.

My friend Mike sends me an instant message, a casual message just like any other. I usually hold about 3 to 4 conversations at a time whenever I am logged in. I had been having a bad week and I asked him how do you do it? I end up ranting over the things that have been annoying to me in the past week, with friends and work. In all the years that I have known him, I have never seen him get mad over anything. He tells me he is usually apathetic about everything. He just doesn’t concern over meaningless things. He said he pretty much just doesn’t care about most of the stuff that goes on around him. Unless it has a negative affect...