Kafka On The Tide Analysis

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An excerpt from from the book, “Kafka On The Shore”, written by by Haruki Murakami goes, “Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn't something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you.... And once the storm is over you won't remember how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm is all about.” Briefly, this means that growing up to become who you really are is difficult, but it is necessary. We'll never be sure whether or not we've grown to be who we ought to be , but the journey goes on. But definitely…show more content…
Ignatius of Loyola once said, “Ingratitude is the deadliest sin.” Such a nature stems from the state of apathy, the feeling of the lack of regard for another. However, being with my nursery enlightened me that my emotions should align with the emotions of my surroundings. For in fact, once I am conscious of what the opposite feels, it will be natural for me to react accordingly to the current situation. In one of my experiences in High School, namely my exposure trip in Sapang Palay, Bulacan. I was assigned to a family who are very caring and giving regardless of their social class. Reflecting on this trip, a propensity to be concerned is ideal because it is evidence that one desires to be involved in helping those who are in need. Therefore, in order to shun the culture of indifference, I have to frequently exercise not only sympathy but also empathy and generosity with everyone who surrounds me. Definitely, this exposure trip has taught me how to love with no standards and to appreciate with what you and others
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