With the youthful vitality of 19 passing me by, being 20 is rough. For instance, last weekend while playing some casual pickup basketball,I completely hyper-extended my right knee by trying to jump too high. I feel as if my mother’s warnings to drink milk in order to avoid calcium deficiency have finally caught up to me. Now every time I walk, bone-numbing pain spirals down my kneecap.
And last night when I pulled an all-nighter to finish (and start…ok…i procrastinated) my philo paper, I think i strained my neck from rotating it left too often to read all the books strewn across my bed. I’ve spent the entirely of today continually turning my head to the right in order to fix it but to no success. Is this just gonna get worse and worse with each passing year? I feel old already.
There are two conflicting aspects about humans I’ve been led to believe in.
1. People never change. Deep inside, they always remain the same. That no matter what you do, they never change their fundamental characteristics.
2. People do change. That the things you like about them when you meet them fade over time or become less apparent. They change their likes, dislikes, beliefs and ultimately, the type of interaction you have with that person.
Perhaps, its an amalgam of both of these ideas that are the actual truth. You only notice things that you choose to notice. People appear to change the things you liked the most about them and refuse to change the things you don’t. And from this observation, two polar ideas emerge regarding people changing.
On a slightly related note, I remember watching some documentary talking about why we love JFK as a president even though his actual policy making might have been ridiculous. And the theory was that because he was assassinated at such a young age, that he remained like that forever in the mind of people. That because he didn’t age and have more time in office, people liked him more in the long run.
Which brings me to what I do. I take mental snapshots of people of what I remember about them at specific times. The longed I’ve known you, the more snapshots I have. Not only does it help me remember the people I care about, but it helps me see how people have changed over time. Of course it is distorted through my own personal lens but still, its helpful. It helps me remember little intricacies about people.
I don’t know how to end this so lets just say I wrote some really cool ending to this train of thought.
Ah this is much more like Coldplay :D Cant wait for their new album!
Huh.. new Coldplay song…not sure how I feel about it. Its definitely a departure from their usual style but its not that bad. Its much more instrumental with distorted lyrics. A good chill song overall but not the Coldplay style that I grew up loving.