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Jesse Mazejka
9/12 Discussion
Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:41pm
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The quote "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood and I, I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." by Robert Frost has shown significance when related to the past events of my young and careless life. I could have proven myself to be more than just the average teenager, to do more than just conform to the lifestyle that I saw fit, to be more than just a fly amongst the other dead flies stuck to a dangling strip of toxic paper, hanging in limbo while the other flies move on. I could have, but I didn't. The unoriginal, totally cliche life that I led was overbearingly typical, and I was the one to blame. The shy teenager amidst an ocean of sharks that either swallowed you in or spit you out. It was nothing more than the twisted social circle that is, and always will be, life. But that scenario was short-lived, as after my freshman year of high school I shed my shell and realized there was more to life than just trying to fit in. And of course, that too may be cliche, but it branches off into it's own form of originality...and at the exact same time, everyone else finds their "originality", too. Catch my drift? Anyway, as I pondered my own existence (like most teenagers do at some point or another), my creativity with music, of all things, was the first to significantly blossom. As I straddled down this new path, I realized that when it came to the feel of those ivory keys on my fingers, nothing else mattered. When I first plucked the nylon strings of a guitar my music teacher allowed me to borrow, I felt alive. I felt as if something inside me had awoken, something long awaited for. And while music isn't exactly the least traveled road, it was my road, and that is what made it clear to me that I am who I choose to be, regardless of all the other roads that I could have gone down. My decision was appreciated by my friends and family, as they accepted my musical talents and my love for the way it sounds. Hate to get points off for being unoriginal, but music truly has made all the difference. To me, at least.
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