This Much I Know Essay

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This Much I Know
“Our inner lives are eternal, which is to say that our spirits remain as youthful and vigorous as when we were in full bloom.” ― Gabriel Garcí¬a Márquez.
One day I got up and as a mechanical act I went to the bathroom to wash my face, I saw myself in the mirror and… WHAAAT?! What’s that hair buried in the front of my head? Hidden among the others! It looks different, it looks… WHITE!! It feels frustrating. I’m too young to be old already! I started searching with close attention at every corner of my head and I discovered that ...view middle of the document...


However, I still think that every hour, every minute and every second that we go through is an instance of learning. Time helps us not only grow up physically, but also mentally and spiritually. Those wrinkles and white hairs only show that we have experienced more things than younger generations, that we have different stories to provide the world with; who doesn’t love listening to our grandparents’ stories?, they uplift our lives, they teach us, and not because they are better than us, but because they have lived more, because more time has passed for them.
Of one thing I am sure in this life full of uncertainties and it’s that time passes and regardless of how much effort we could make to stop it, luckily, time will clear its path to give us away in the end.
I’m not scared of time passing on my life, of course I would prefer not to have wrinkles, but I will make sure to keep that joyful spirit I had when I was 18 enriching it with experience. Is there anything better than that?

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