A Life's Fable From a Small Memory Stick

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Recently, a seemingly small, insignificant memory stick changed my attitudes about the world and myself. The power of this small device was unleashed; all my aspirations for college were stored on the memory drive, but due to a moment's lapse, the device was stolen and my hard work vanished. Instead of wallowing and dwelling on the devastation and feeling despondent forever, I decided to review the problem and my situation at hand, and standing up, faced life again.

The memory stick was my lifeline for over a year it housed my college essays, my college plan calendar, my resume, my senior project research paper, my biology paper, and as the school webmaster, vital HTML codes. All of the stolen items reflected countless hours of my time, effort and dedication. Initially, I was devastated by the loss. I could not believe the fact that I was so outrageously careless, to the point of leaving my most prized possession and, in turn, myself vulnerable. This personal devastation acquired new dimensions when a cascade of depressing thoughts flooded through my head thoughts regarding the viciousness of the society, and the potential for violent, avaricious human nature. I felt a sense of betrayal due to this theft. I could not...

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