College Application Essay
Four hours, six minutes and thirty-two seconds. These numbers do not represesnt the amount of time spent studying for a physics test nor the quality of sleep I recieved the revious night; but rather, how long it took for me to think of the perfect essay topic for my college application letter. The though of writing about my dream occupation with plans and goals to reach theat dream seemed overdone. And the typical essay question: "Why did you choice to apply here?" would not covey the message I wish to express. However, after staring blankly at an open Word document for countless days, trying to decide on a topic that expresses who I am as a student, as a person and as an individual, the words of my AP European History named Mr. O'Reily hit me at full force. At the time, they were not understood, They were not regarded as important. In my life, they were not excepted as true. But four hours, six minutes and thirty-two seconds later, it all made sense. It had finally chosen the perfect topic.
I rememeber it clearly- that fourth period history class. Mr. O'Reily was pacing along the front of the classroom in such a straight line that he could have been only walking on the cracks of the title floor. Somehow he was trying to consider the best possible way to explain the relationship between society's proclaimed geniuses and natural talent in relation to the artists of the Italien Renaissance. We were studying the works of Michaelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci as well as their significance in history. He began with the statues created by Michaelangelo which led to the discussion about socail interaction and mental capabilities of "geniuses" in modern and ancient societies. It was noticed that those with superior skills in one element such as art. music or academics, usually lack the experience and expertise in socail interaction or other elements of life. The conversation then proceeded to contemplate the idea that...
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