Lessons of Yesteryear

2013 has come and gone, at least for me the shortest of the years so far. From the little roadside cafes and candy-crusted apples in Boston to the cow-filled roads in India, this year has definitely been a year of realizations. Which ones exactly? Well…

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-Sometimes, the most special places are quiet, discrete ones, tucked away and decrepit.

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-Introversian is nothing to be afraid of, especially within yourself

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-There necessitates a time for contemplation and internal thought, but there must also be times of companionship.

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On April 15th, bombs greeted the winners of the Boston Marathon, a few blocks from where I sat, taking a math exam. I still remember the air filled with sirens, the grim faces of the news reporters, the sky filled a dull gray of smoke. A few months later, in India, another news beep chilled my heart, of people dead in the streets of Bangkok, in my country, the country of which I had hoped against hope would stay in peace. Half a world away, in completely different societies, one developed and the economic  hub, the other with lower infrastructure and “developing” status, the same issues prevail, boiling beneath the facade of peace.

-Finding out a way to go about talking about destruction and controversy is key

-Don’t eat ice cream before yoga class

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-You are not your colleges.  There are just so many other factors in the college game, which is really what it is (which strategies are you going to take? ), with if they have a quota for the amount of people from geographical location and whatnot.

-Sometimes, doing nothing is a necessary part of life.

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Never stop wondering. 

Happy 2014 everyone!


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