In the article “On a Certain Blindness in Human Beings,” William James urges people to make the most of their life because humans tend to carry a certain amount of “blindness.” In some instances people are so consumed by things that they fail to see what’s in front of them.

As I was going through this article I became somewhat inspired as well as motivated. Mr. James was very firm in conveying his point through multiple stories which I found quite enjoyable to read. This article also made me realize that I do need to make the most of everything that’s happening and to not dwell on one specific area. It made me acknowledge the obvious that I wasn’t able to see.

Similarly, although this semester has just begun, I am already loaded with a ton of assignments as well as chores back home that are causing me to stress out. This stress has caused me to become “blind.” I’ve become so stressed that I haven’t really been enjoying much of this semester by far except for one of my classes. I’ve also been taking each day as it comes just to get it over with. I don’t feel there is a need to talk to new people or make friends. I really just want to get my work done and get a good night’s sleep. I don’t want the rest of the semester to be like this, but as of right now I can’t help but to feel indifferent, or apathetic towards certain things. I do hope that things change as the semester progresses and the weather becomes warmer because I really despise winter.

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