Case Western Reserve University
Describe on an event in your life that influenced you
“Millions long for immortality but do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon,” sharing her views on life, Susan Ertz describes the force that has the ability to unify all of humanity. Life, the cool summer dew forming on the morning grasses, soon to be dried up by the summer sun. Life, the glowing silver coating on a nail, only to be corroded by the harsh, oxidizing air. Life, cherished by many, yet wasted by so many others. The ideas of immortality and life have been provoking different thoughts and philosophies in the minds of humans for ages. Some view life in a cynical manner, wondering what the point of life is if it will all end sometime. Others believe that every moment of life should be savored and that if our days on earth are numbered, each one should be enjoyed. I agree with the latter philosophy, which has been corroborated with evidence from my own life.
The revelation of enjoying every moment in life first came to me from my grandfather. My grandfather was a man of distinct appearance, with a rough gray beard, a prominent nose, and two deep brown eyes that radiated joy everywhere they looked. Those eyes could make a stranger feel at home. They were welcoming eyes that beckoned everybody...
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