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An Insightful Autobiographical Incident! Essay

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One Moment of TruthOne day late in the afternoon, I was lying on the couch as usual, watching TV and looking at the window in the corner of my bedroom. There was some silly show on, the main character was a Don Quixote like degenerate talking about how the world could be saved with his preposterous plans like building windmills all over the plains of every mountainless country to generate energy for our ever-increasing appetite for electrical power. The cretin was shouting all through the show propagandizing his evil proposals. The ...view middle of the document...

There was a blackout! "No, this can't be," I thought,"there hasn't been a blackout since the sun came up in the great big skies." Well, as you can imagine, I had to sit through darkness of my bedroom waiting for the light to come back on. Outside everything seemed to have brightened up all of a sudden. The sunset was lovely as always. The dogs and cats were all running out of their alleys to salivate in the last rays of sunshine. Cars were zooming by on their way back from work.It was in this semi-darkness I realized something I had never given a good thought before. I realized my parents had not paid last past months' bills and this was why I was standing in this darkness. "What am I gonna do now?" I asked myself. Well, I went outside. The bright orange sunshine dropping down on me, I skipped down the street to sit under a dripping oak tree. Great fresh air. Great solid earth. Great cool wind. The greatness of bigh outdoors. The greatness of mother nature. I realized I had no need to be indooes and be a couch pig. I realized that TV was not the only form of entertainment. Well we still live for futile and hopeless causes. So what's the use of improving a useless and futile means to lead a still boring and leading-to-nowhere existence?

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