Odd coincidence

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This:

Led to this:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/4434400/Chinese-earthquake-may-have-been-man-made-say-scientists.html

It’s a weird coincidence because I’ve been exploring (looking at YouTube videos and thinking about) philosophy, thinking I might go undergrad in it. Then, all of a sudden, a philosopher is talking about the earthquakes in China back in 2008, the ones which had me react in such a way that I believed I was destined to become an engineer. (That plan didn’t really work out, though.)

The video, and all this, has me thinking again. Do I want to be an engineer?

I used to think up things like giant pistons on the coast, underwater, which would return the energy of a tsunami if one happened to come by. I remember a conversation I had with my older sister, where she insisted there might be a way to negate the energy of an atomic bomb. I disagreed.

But I wasn’t always so hopeless. (Perhaps I shouldn’t call it hopeful, instead, naive.)

With this information, though, that the earthquakes I wanted to protect schoolchildren from were man-made… Idno. It’s got me thinking again. All the things I gave up on because I said they were impossible…

I’m different from who I used to be a year ago, and the year before that. But before all that, I might’ve been more like I am now than who I was last year and the year before that. It seems I was more hopeful. I’d think around problems instead of giving up.

But what was it that didn’t work? I thought I knew what I wanted, and I had the tools to get there.

Maybe something’s wrong that I can’t solve alone.

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