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This will be my first poetry book that seized me to read and find it incompetent to comprehend on what is intended to convey. Is it proposed to be an affair on death premises, even if that is true wonder of its catered audience. The philosophical thoughts are injected enough to prod on but feel nothing to linger afterwards. I was intimidated by the views of Martin Heidegger about this work and that is what has prompted me to be sneaky. Certain words did capture my vocabulary interest such as nebulous parabolas, orbital methadone and pseudo longinus. This quote feeds the curious minds “There is a sense of reality behind what reality senses”, “Time present and time past are nothing but future to me, I am not mad, chronology just made me look that way”. I need to read more of poetry books to get familiar with the appropriate inference, but as a starter hope this stirs the right notions. Well, it did to me.

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STOP COMPLAINING!

Imagine being born in 1900.
When you are 14 years old
World War I begins
and it ends when you are 18
with 22 million deaths.

Shortly after, a global pandemic
The flu is called “Spanish”,
It kills 50 million people.
I come out alive and free,
You are 20 years old.

Then at 29 years, you survived the global economic crisis that started with the collapse of the New York Stock Exchange, causing inflation, unemployment, and hunger.

At 33 the Nazis come to power.
You’re 39 when WWII starts and ends when you’re 45 during the Holocaust (Shoah) 6 million Jews die.
There will be more than 60 million deaths in total.
When you’re 52 years old, the Korean War starts.
When you’re 64 starts the Vietnam War and ends when you’re 75. years

A child born in 1985 thinks his grandparents have no idea how hard life is,
and they survived various wars and disasters.
A boy born in 1995 and today at 25 years old thinks it’s the end of the world when his Amazon package takes more than three days to arrive or when he doesn’t get more than 15 “likes” for his photo posted on Facebook or Instagram…
In 2020, many of us live in comfort, have access to different sources of entertainment at home, and often have more than we need.
But people complain about everything.
However, they have electricity, phone, food, hot water, and a roof over their heads.

None of this existed before.
But humanity survived much more serious circumstances and never lost the joy of living.
Maybe it’s time to be less selfish, stop complaining and crying.

Source – https://www.facebook.com/InspirationalQuotesHub

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This book is about Randy Pausch, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University and was diagnosed with a terminal illness – pancreatic cancer. It offers many wisdoms into his approach as an academician and his morality is echoed throughout. Well, I thought its contents to be a memoir sorts containing battling details but turned out different and quite preaching in my honest opinion. This thought provoking statement in the book “Luck is indeed where preparation meets opportunity” has absorbed me and will remain to stay forever. A very heart wrenching tale and had made a strong impact on me.

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