Tiny Glowing Screens Analysis

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For the piece of literature that has most affected me and my education, I chose the song Tiny Glowing Screens, Part 2 by George Watsky. In it, he contemplates the objectivity and subjectivity of life, as well as many other issues within himself. I chose this piece because it made me realize that even if we don 't mean much to the world, it 's okay to think that your life is important, and thinking this is the key to success. Much like others my age, I have always struggled with finding a reason to do things that I didn 't want to do; I didn 't the point of taking the long haul. But, my outlook began to change when I started to pay attention to the lyrics of this song. The song shows the existential struggle of the speaker, who wonders why…show more content…
Yet, through this contemplation, he realizes that thinking we matter is key for not only our own success, but mankind as a whole. The verse where his perspective changes is; "If we could see the context of the universe in which we exist / And we could see how small each one of us is / Against the vastness of what we don’t know / No one would ever audition for a McDonalds commercial again / And then where would we be? / No frozen dinners and no TV / And is that a world we want to text in?". He is saying that if every person in the world was aware their actions meant nothing, no one would be happy; we wouldn 't make any progress. All we would do is sit around and be saddened by the fact that nothing in the world matters. We choose to perceive the world is a way that makes us the center, because in our minds we are. Another powerful line in Watsky 's song is "there are 7 billion 47 million people on the planet / And I have…show more content…
Thinking with this ideology also greatly helps my education. A good portion of my peers say that they would rather have fun than do work, because they don 't see the point of it. However, I don 't think this way because I have an understanding that the quality of your life depends greatly on how you perceive things. Many individuals either lack the ability, or may just choose not to, see how their actions now can affect their lives later. They think the quality of their life doesn 't matter after that very moment. The reason I have done so well, and continue to do well, is because I understand that often doing things I don 't want to do will get me farther in life. No successful person got to where they are just by sitting around. I understand that my life matters, and to get the most out of it, I have to try my hardest to get where I want to be. This is a reason I will be a valuable member of the NAU Honors College, because I won 't ever let something arbitrary get in the way of my education. The reason I am graduating high school a year early, and starting college with 36 credits, is because I understand the full value and potential of my life, and know that working hard is a major step in achieving what one wants in life. From an education in the honors program, I hope to work in an environment where I can most easily succeed, as well as have better interactions with my peers and professors. I will grow from this program because it will allow me to work in an
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