Ok I looked this over I know there are a lot of problems with it but some I can't find as well as others my Teacher said I need to be a bit more clear and she also said my sentence structure was bad. those were the two man things, so I need some help making corrections and being clear as to what I want to say. Also I forgot the name of one of the books, should I just make something up or do I really need the title, I also didn't list the other name of the book but wondered if I should have.

Two books that changed my mind

Philosophy has had a Very great connection and influence with my life. The first real experience that influenced me to even do anything with it or study it was reading a book about it. Philosophy also comes from many people and throughout my high school year I began to realize that people form general ideals and beliefs about different questions and things that aren’t generally understood. My personality in general leads me to ask a lot of questions, but I tend to not and listen instead, and from listening I develop a desire to answer questions or at least give those people, my family my friends and even a complete stranger what knowledge I can to help them think the problem over and come to a conclusion. I personally don’t have any one Philosophy I follow but in the future I may have something that won’t leave people thinking forever, I’ve always had a lot of time on my hands so thinking about questions like philosophical ones wasn’t anything of course I still think about a lot today even right now. Even if I couldn’t come to on certain conclusion about a philosophical question I believed I could always find something to make me content. As for the book it was the beginning of my understanding and my realization I wanted to understand.

When I was in High school in the 12th grade to be exact I had to pick up any kind of book to read for ten minutes or more during the beginning of my English class. The first thing I saw on my shelf when I asked my mom for something to read was a white paper back book that said some words about Philosophy on it, I can’t quite remember the title at this time. I ended up reading the paper back book at school but before I started the teacher went around the room looking at what people were reading, she stopped in front of my desk. My teacher then asked, “What are you reading Trefyn?” I turned the book towards her face, which I wasn’t really reading I was just using it to cover my face. She said with a smirk on her face, “oh philosophy hmm”. That smirk kind of made me mad like she thought I was stupid or something I got over it, though only after then ten minutes were over. At the time I wasn’t a big reader; I didn’t care to read the book I didn’t really read it until I got extremely bored one day.

That day I believe was the end of the sixth week’s period and I had taken all my tests and had nothing to do. Having very little friends in my 4th period English class I decided to read something. So I said to myself, “might as well read something.” So I opened the book in the middle and began reading. Inside the book were ideas that changed my life.. I read about Philosophers Theories of life, existence, Death, love, hate, friends, and many more topics I never got to in the book. I don’t really know what made the book seem so interesting at the time, maybe because I think about a lot of thing and those are most of the topics that go through my head. I was kind of sad when my teacher said we needed to start reading a new book for the new sixth weeks. I never finished that book I really like to think of it as Mysterious because I never remembered the name I wanted to finish it and read it from front to back but I guess it wasn’t meant to be.

I believe when I lost the book one day I was real involved in it and left it some where to talk to someone and forgot It, I’m pretty sure it was one of those senior skip days or something. When I lost the book I looked all over for it in my house my closet, my bed and I even asked my mom because she had a habit of taking things I took from her back. I’m still looking for that book even though I came to the “leaving it at the school” conclusion but you never know. Maybe when I lost the book I started to loose my way or maybe I never had one to begin with I think I became normal and felt kind of empty without the book without completing one of the greatest things I ever started. I hate to say it but without that book I lost a lot of good ideas and ended up much like I was at the beginning of the year just with a few ideas in my head. I just didn’t feel helpful or even smart any more or even special for having the book. Months passed and I kept what I had read kind of to heart but not really more so I just wanted to say something that sounded smart, soon I graduated. The best thing I thought I could say to my friend who lost his mother and was now loosing his friends was from that first book on Philosophy, at the time I thought I said something helpful but not sure if it helped him or not thinking about it now I’m pretty sure anyone could have said what I did and probably everyone did. But weather I helped him or not this wouldn’t be the last friend I tried to help this wouldn’t be the last book that influenced my mind.

I believe it was July when I was ready to go to the marines, and my best friend was engaged to get married. I was almost sure going to the marines was what I wanted I thought about it day and night, then one day someone online talked about this book turned movie, cartoon and various 1other things that was so great. So I thought “why not check it out I’ll need something to kill the time before I turn 18 on the 22nd.” I started the new book a few weeks before my birthday and too my surprise it was filled with philosophical ideals, not just that it was a great story. From the day I started reading the new book till the next week I finished and even till this day I wanted to live my life as the main character did the way he wanted and not for material things, take it he had a lot of them but without a doubt he could easily give it all up. The wedding of my best friend started after my birthday, after I decided not to go to the marines. I told my best friend I wanted to go to film school in he of course was very supportive. I still enjoy films and would love to still write scripts and plays and movies if or when I get into it I’m sure most of the topics would be about a girl the only girl I was really close to and I couldn’t give any answers to.

Britney was maybe the 2nd best friend I’d ever had in my life I would have said first but I started to kind of get feeling for her strong ones and maybe because of that I pushed her away. One and a half years after graduation she cried to me and asked me for advice. I couldn’t do anything but make her laugh; I couldn’t say anything of importance. I think about the past now and realize I let a lot of things go I really was becoming the character from the Novel I love so much personality wise I was pushing all those close to me away and even some of them were taken from me. Maybe I could have done something for her she had lost family and now her friends but I chose not to. So I decided to follow a unique path I decided to let her go and never saw her again, except for on my space, but lets pretend I didn’t.

The second book is completely unrelated to the first. I believe thought that the second book served as a Teacher that I needed to better understand what was in the first. It showed me even if I could talk the talk I couldn’t walk the walk, so that’s what I’m doing now maybe it’s not a philosophy it is an idea I want to become someone who looks for answers as well as some on who can answer questions. If I wanted to I could fill the pages with a bunch of philosophical ideals maybe I already did but if I did that, I didn’t intend to and don’t think I’d be any good at it even if I tried. The best thing I can do now is listen and the answers will come naturally, along with the questions.

In a nut shell that’s how a book I never finished that talked about Philosophy influenced my life. Maybe the 2nd book more than the first changed my life or my way of thinking that made me change my life. Maybe there could have been a number of things that got me interested in the subject but I really believe it was that first book I never finished that I don’t know the name to, that led me to the second book that put me where I am today. Of course I’m not sure I’ll always follow this path but I’ve enjoyed it so far, I do believe philosophy will continue to influence my life through people and through other books, and of course I’ll remember to get their names.

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Two books that changed my mind
Philosophy has had a Very great connection and influence with my life. The first real experience that influenced me to even do anything with it or study it was reading a book about it. Philosophy also comes from many people and throughout my high school year I began to realize that people form general ideals and beliefs about different questions and things that aren’t generally understood. My personality in general leads me to ask a lot of questions, but I tend to not and listen instead, and from listening I develop a desire to answer questions or at least give those people, my family my friends and even a complete stranger what knowledge I can to help them think the problem over and come to a conclusion. I personally don’t have any one Philosophy I follow but in the future I may have something that won’t leave people thinking forever, I’ve always had a lot of time on my hands so thinking about questions like philosophical ones wasn’t anything don't forget to use punctuation please of course I still think about a lot today even right now. Even if I couldn’t come to on certain conclusion about a philosophical question I believed I could always find something to make me content. As for the book it was the beginning of my understanding and my realization I wanted to understand.
When I was in High school in the 12th grade to be exact I had to pick up any kind of book to read for ten minutes or more during the beginning of my English class. The first thing I saw on my shelf when I asked my mom for something to read was a white paper back book that said some words about Philosophy on it, I can’t quite remember the title at this time. I ended up reading the paper back book at school but before I started the teacher went around the room looking at what people were reading, she stopped in front of my desk. My teacher then asked, “What are you reading Trefyn?” I turned the book towards her face, which I wasn’t really reading I was just using it to cover my face. She said with a smirk on her face, “oh philosophy hmm”. That smirk kind of made me mad like she thought I was stupid or something I got over it, though only after then ten minutes were over. At the time I wasn’t a big reader; I didn’t care to read the book I didn’t really read it until I got extremely bored one day.
That day I believe was the end of the sixth week’s period and I had taken all my tests and had nothing to do. Having very little friends in my 4th period English class I decided to read something. So I said to myself, “might as well read something.” So I opened the book in the middle and began reading. Inside the book were ideas that changed my life.. I read about Philosophers Theories of life, existence, Death, love, hate, friends, and many more topics I never got to in the book. I don’t really know what made the book seem so interesting at the time, maybe because I think about a lot of thing and those are most of the topics that go through my head. I was kind of sad when my teacher said we needed to start reading a new book for the new sixth weeks. I never finished that book I really like to think of it as Mysterious because I never remembered the name I wanted to finish it and read it from front to back but I guess it wasn’t meant to be.
I believe when I lost the book one day I was real involved in it and left it some where to talk to someone and forgot it, I’m pretty sure it was one of those senior skip days or something. When I lost the book I looked all over for it in my house my closet, my bed and I even asked my mom because she had a habit of taking things I took from her back. I’m still looking for that book even though I came to the “leaving it at the school” conclusion but you never know. Maybe when I lost the book I started to loose my way or maybe I never had one to begin with I think I became normal and felt kind of empty without the book without completing one of the greatest things I ever started. I hate to say it but without that book I lost a lot of good ideas and ended up much like I was at the beginning of the year just with a few ideas in my head. I just didn’t feel helpful or even smart any more or even special for having the book. Months passed and I kept what I had read kind of to heart but not really more so I just wanted to say something that sounded smart, soon I graduated. The best thing I thought I could say to my friend who lost his mother and was now loosing his friends was from that first book on Philosophy, at the time I thought I said something helpful but not sure if it helped him or not thinking about it now I’m pretty sure anyone could have said what I did and probably everyone did. But weather it should bewhether Emotion: smileI helped him or not this wouldn’t be the last friend I tried to help this wouldn’t be the last book that influenced my mind.
I believe it was July when I was ready to go to the marines, and my best friend was engaged to get married. I was almost sure going to the marines was what I wanted I thought about it day and night, then one day someone online talked about this book turned movie, cartoon and various 1other things that was so great. So I thought “why not check it out I’ll need something to kill the time before I turn 18 on the 22nd.” I started the new book a few weeks before my birthday and too my surprise to my surprise:)it was filled with philosophical ideals, not just that it was a great story. From the day I started reading the new book till the next week I finished and even till this day I wanted to live my life as the main character did the way he wanted and not for material things, take it he had a lot of them but without a doubt he could easily give it all up. The wedding of my best friend started after my birthday, after I decided not to go to the marines. I told my best friend I wanted to go to film school in New York he of course was very supportive. I still enjoy films and would love to still write scripts and plays and movies if or when I get into it I’m sure most of the topics would be about a girl the only girl I was really close to and I couldn’t give any answers to.
Britney was maybe the 2nd best friend I’d ever had in my life I would have said first but I started to kind of get feeling for her strong ones and maybe because of that I pushed her away. One and a half years after graduation she cried to me and asked me for advice. I couldn’t do anything but make her laugh; I couldn’t say anything of importance. I think about the past now and realize I let a lot of things go I really was becoming the character from the Novel I love so much personality wise I was pushing all those close to me away and even some of them were taken from me. Maybe I could have done something for her she had lost family and now her friends but I chose not to. So I decided to follow a unique path I decided to let her go and never saw her again, except for on my space, but lets pretend I didn’t.
The second book is completely unrelated to the first. I believe thought that the second book served as a Teacher that I needed to better understand what was in the first. It showed me even if I could talk the talk I couldn’t walk the walk, so that’s what I’m doing now maybe it’s not a philosophy it is an idea I want to become someone who looks for answers as well as some on who can answer questions. If I wanted to I could fill the pages with a bunch of philosophical ideals maybe I already did but if I did that, I didn’t intend to and don’t think I’d be any good at it even if I tried. The best thing I can do now is listen and the answers will come naturally, along with the questions.
In a nut shell that’s how a book I never finished that talked about Philosophy influenced my life. Maybe the 2nd second book more than the first changed my life or my way of thinking that made me change my life. Maybe there could have been a number of things that got me interested in the subject but I really believe it was that first book I never finished that I don’t know the name to, that led me to the second book that put me where I am today. Of course I’m not sure I’ll always follow this path but I’ve enjoyed it so far, I do believe philosophy will continue to influence my life through people and through other books, and of course I’ll remember to get their names.

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Thanks again Doll you helped me a lot I also got some help from school and you did point out a lot of things I missed I have edited it with your help and a teachers. She said I needed to make it clear and explain what I learned from the book so I did and it's a bit longer now here is the edited copy thanks again you are a big help. I don't know if the red will show up but most of that is stuff I was unsure of or stuff I added like rewording. Also one thing I couldn't get was the last four words what is the problem there not clear enough? Should I say an of course I'll remember to get the titles and their names?

Two books that changed my mind

Philosophy has had a very great connection and influence with my life. Is man the destined master of the universe, or is he a “worm of the dust”? What is the relation between man and the universe? Is man the center of the universe, the goal of all creation, or is he a mere incident of no more significance to the universe than a speck of dust? Is the universe friendly or unfriendly to man, or is it merely unconcerned. This was the first real infromation that influenced me to even do anything with philosophy or study it. I was reading a book with these questions under, “MAN’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE”. Philosophy also comes from many people, and throughout my high school years, from reading just one book, I began to realize that people form general ideals and beliefs about different questions and things that aren’t generally understood. My personality in general leads me to ask a lot of questions, but I tend to not ask questions and listen for them instead, and from listening I developed a desire to answer questions or at least give those people, my family, my friends, and even a complete stranger what knowledge I can to help them think the problem over and come to a conclusion. I personally don’t have any one philosophy I follow but in the future I may have something that won’t leave people thinking forever, because a lot of philosophical help, that doesn’t make sense, leaves people thinking for ever. I’ve always had a lot of time on my hands so listening to peoples questions wasn’t anything I considered difficult; philosophy was the thing that allowed me to listen and reason with the questions I was always asked. Even if I couldn’t come to certain conclusion about a philosophical question, I believed I could always find something to make me content. As for the book it was the beginning of my understanding and my realization I wanted to understand.

When I was a senior, I had to pick up any kind of book to read for ten minutes or more during the beginning of my English class, so as I looked on the shelf at home and asked my mom for something to read, I saw a white paperback book that said some words about Philosophy on it. I can’t quite remember the title but it caught my attention and I took it to class. At the beginning of class the teacher went around the room, looking at what people were reading. She stopped in front of my desk and asked, “What are you reading Trefyn?” I turned the book, which I wasn’t really reading towards her face. She said with a smirk, “oh, philosophy hmm.” That smirk kind of made me mad like she thought I was stupid or something. After the ten minutes of reading were over, I got over it. At the time I wasn’t a big reader, I didn’t really read it until I got extremely bored one day.

That day, I believe was the end of the six weeks period and I had taken all my tests and had nothing to do. Having very few friends in my 4th period English class I decided to read something. So I said to myself, “might as well read something.” So I opened the book in the middle and began reading. Inside the book were ideas that changed my life. I read about philosophers theories of life, existence, death, love, hate, friends, and many more topics I never got to in the book. I don’t really know what made the book seem so interesting at the time, maybe because I think about a lot of things and topics like the ones under, “MAN’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE”, most of the time. I was kind of sad when my teacher said we needed to start reading a new book for the new six weeks. I never finished that book but I really like to think of it as mysterious because I never could remember the name and I wanted to finish reading it from front to back. I guess it wasn’t meant to be.

I believe when I lost the book one day I was real involved in it and left it some where to talk to someone and forgot it, I’m pretty sure it had to be one of those senior skip days. When I lost the book, I looked all over for it in my house, my closet, my bed and I even asked my mom because she had a habit of taking things I took from her back. I’m still looking for that book even though I came to the “leaving it at the school” conclusion but you never know. Maybe when I lost the book I started to lose my way, or maybe I answered one of the questions from the section of the book , “MAN’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE”, “Is the universe friendly or unfriendly to man, or is it merely unconcerned?” wrong, or maybe I never had a way to begin with. I think I became normal and felt kind of empty without the book and without completing one of the greatest things I ever started. I hate to say it, but without that book I lost a lot of good ideas and ended up much like I was at the beginning of the year just with a few ideas in my head. I just didn’t feel helpful or even smart anymore or even special for having the book. Months passed and I kept what I had read kind of to heart but not really. More so I just wanted to say something that sounded smart, soon I graduated. The best thing I thought I could say to my friend who lost his mother and was now loosing his friends was from that first book on philosophy from that section “MAN’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE”, at the time I thought saying, “Dying is a part of life, and people come and go though out every mans life, the universe is unfriendly to us alll.”, was helpful but not sure if it helped him or not. Thinking about it now, I’m pretty sure anyone could have said what I did and probably everyone did. But whether I helped him or not this wouldn’t be the last friend I tried to help and, this wouldn’t be the last book that influenced my mind.

I believe it was July when I was ready to go to the marines, with my best friend who was engaged to get married. I was almost sure going to the marines was what I wanted to do with my life. I thought about it day and night, then one day someone online talked about Gankutsuou by Alexander Dumas turned into a movie, a cartoon and various other things that was so great. So I thought “why not check it out? I’ll need something to kill the time before I turn 18 on the 22nd.” I started the reading Gankutsuou a few weeks before my birthday and to my surprise not only was it filled with philosophical ideals, mostly the idea of man’s place in the universe, it was also a great story. From the day I started reading Gankutsuou until the next week I finished and even to this day I want to live my life as the main character, Gankutsuou did, Gankutsuou lived the way he wanted and not for material things. Although he had a lot of money, without a doubt he would easily give it all up. After reading Gankutsuou, I decided not to go to the Marines with my friend. I told him I wanted to go to film school in and he of course was very supportive. Although I have not yet made it to film school in , I still enjoy films and would love to still write scripts and plays and movies. When get there, I’m sure most of the topics would be about the only girl I was really close to.

Britney was, maybe the second best friend I’d ever had in my life. I would have said first, but I started to get feeling for her strong ones and maybe, because of that, I pushed her away. One and a half years after graduation, she cried to me and asked me for advice. I couldn’t do anything but make her laugh; I couldn’t say anything of importance. I think about the past now and realize I let a lot of things go. I really was becoming like Gankutsuou from the novel I love so much. Personality wise, I was pushing all those close to me away and even some of them were taken from me. Maybe I could have done something for Britney who was upset over family and friends, very much like another friend, but I chose not to tell her man’s place in the universe because I really didn’t know. So I decided to follow a similar path to Gankutsuou and I decided to let her go and never saw her again.

The second book is completely unrelated to the first. I believe thought that the second book served as a teacher that helped me better understand “MAN’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE”, or at least what it meant to me and still today it helps me better understand other sections of the book I had read. It showed me even if I could talk the talk I couldn’t walk the walk, so that’s what I’m doing now. Maybe it’s not a philosophy but an idea,that I want to become someone who looks for answers as well as someone who can answer questions. If I wanted to, I could fill the pages with a bunch of philosophical ideals. Maybe I already did, but if I did that, I didn’t intend to and don’t think I’d be any good at it even if I tried. The best thing I can do now is listen and the answers will come naturally, along with the questions.

In a nut shell that’s how a book I never finished that talked about philosophy influenced my life. Maybe the Gankutsuou more than the first changed my life, or my way of thinking that made me change my life. Maybe there could have been a number of things that got me interested in philosophy, but I really believe it was that first book I never finished, that I don’t know the name of, that led me to the second book that put me where I am today. Of course, I’m not sure I’ll always follow this path of, try to find not just my place in the universe but any man’s place, but I’ve enjoyed it so far. I do believe philosophy will continue to influence my life, through people, and through other books, and of course I’ll remember to get their names.

Philosophy has had a very great connection and influence with in my life. Is man the destined master of the universe, or is he a “worm of the dust”? What is the relation between man and the universe? Is man the center of the universe, the goal of all creation, or is he a mere incident of no more significance to the universe than a speck of dust? Is the universe friendly or unfriendly to man, or is it merely unconcerned. This was the first real infromation that influenced me to even do anything with philosophy or study it. (Either say to do anything with philosophy or to study it.Don't say both of them.)I was reading a book, Man's Place In the Universe, with this questions in my mind under, “MAN’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE”. Philosophy also comes from many people Philosophy has always attracted people to think about things(or write a similar sentence like this) and throughout my high school years, from reading just one book, I began to realize that people form general ideals and beliefs about different questions and things that aren’t generally understood. My personality, in general, leads me to ask a lot of questions, but I have a tendency not to ask questions , instead I prefer to listen them.and listen for them instead. And from by listening them, I developed a desire to answer questions or at least give those people around me , my family, my friends, and even a complete stranger ( counting everyone is too long) what the knowledge(giving knowledge may not be correct Emotion: smile) I can to help them think over the problem over and come to a conclusion. I personally don’t have any one philosophy I follow am not in favor of any philosophy but in the future I may have something that won’t leave take people off thinking forever, because a lot so much of philosophical help, that doesn’t make sense, which leaves people thinking for ever. I’ve always had a lot of time on my hands so listening to peoples to listen questions which weren't wasn’t anything I considered difficult; philosophy was the thing that allowed me to listen and reason with the questions I was always asked. Even if I couldn’t come to certain conclusion about a philosophical question, I believed I could always find something to make me content. As for the book, it was the beginning of my understanding and my realization I wanted to understand.
When I was a senior, I had to pick up any kind of book to read for ten minutes or more during the beginning of my English class, so as I looked on the shelf at home and asked my mom for something to read, I saw a white paperback book what is white paperback book? that said some words about Philosophy on it. I can’t quite remember the title but it caught my attention and I took it to class. At the beginning of class the teacher went around the room, looking at what people were reading. She stopped in front of my desk and asked, “What are you reading Trefyn?” I turned the book, which I wasn’t really reading, towards her face. She said with a smirk, “oh, philosophy hmm.” That smirk kind of made me mad like she thought I was stupid or something. After the ten minutes of reading were over, I got over it. At the time I wasn’t a big reader, I didn’t really read it until I got extremely bored one day.
That day, I believe, was the end of the six weeks period and I had taken all my tests and had nothing to do. Having very few friends in my 4th period English class I decided to read something. So I said to myself, “might as well read something.” So I opened the book in the middle and began reading. Inside the book were ideas that changed my life. I read about philosophers' theories of life, existence, death, love, hate, friends, and many more topics I never got to in the book. I don’t really know what made the book seem so interesting at the time, maybe because I think about a lot of things and topics like the ones under, “MAN’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE”, most of the time. I was kind of sad when my teacher said we needed to start reading a new book for the new six weeks. I never finished that book but I really liked to think of it as mysterious because I never could remember the name and I wanted to finish reading it from front to back. I guess it wasn’t meant to be.
I believe when I lost the book one day I was real involved in it and left it some where to talk to someone and forgot it, I’m pretty sure it had to be one of those senior skip days. When I lost the book, I looked all over for it in my house, my closet, my bed and I even asked my mom because she had a habit of taking things I took from her back. I’m still looking for that book even though I came to the “leaving it at the school” conclusion but you never know. Maybe when I lost the book I started to lose my way, or maybe I answered one of the questions from the section of the book ,“MAN’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE”, “Is the universe friendly or unfriendly to man, or is it merely unconcerned?” wrong, or maybe I never had a way to begin with. I think I became normal and felt kind of empty without the book and without completing one of the greatest things I ever started. I hate to say it, but without that book I lost a lot of good ideas and ended up much like I was at the beginning of the year just with a few ideas in my head. I just didn’t feel helpful or even smart anymore or even special for having the book. Months passed and I kept what I had read kind of to heart but not really. More so I just wanted to say something that sounded smart, soon I graduated. The best thing I thought I could say to my friend who lost his mother and was now loosing his friends was from that first book on philosophy from that section “MAN’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE”, at the time I thought saying, “Dying is a part of life, and people come and go though out every mans life, the universe is unfriendly to us alll.”, was helpful but not sure if it helped him or not. Thinking about it now, I’m pretty sure anyone could have said what I did and probably everyone did. But whether I helped him or not this wouldn’t be the last friend I tried to help and, this wouldn’t be the last book that influenced my mind.
I believe it was July when I was ready to go to the marines, with my best friend who was engaged to get married. No need to give this information.Everyone gets engaged to get married.I was almost sure going to the marines was what I wanted to do with my life. I thought about it day and night, then one day someone online talked about Gankutsuou by Alexander Dumas turned into a movie, a cartoon and various other things that was so great. So I thought “why not check it out? I’ll need something to kill the time before I turn 18 on the 22nd.” I started the reading Gankutsuou a few weeks before my birthday and to my surprise not only was it filled with philosophical ideals, mostly the idea of man’s place in the universe, it was also a great story. From the day I started reading Gankutsuou until the next week I finished and even to this day I want to live my life as the main character, Gankutsuou did, Gankutsuou lived the way he wanted and not for material things. Although he had a lot of money, without a doubt he would easily give it all up. After reading Gankutsuou, I decided not to go to the Marines with my friend. I told him I wanted to go to film school in New York and he ,of course, was very supportive. Although I have not yet made it to film school in New York, I still enjoy films and would love to still write scripts and plays and movies. When get there, I’m sure most of the topics would be about the only girl I was really close to.
Britney was maybe the second best friend I’d ever had in my life. I would have said first, but I started to get feeling for her strong ones and maybe, because of that, I pushed her away. One and a half years after graduation, she cried to me and asked me for advice. I couldn’t do anything but make her laugh; I couldn’t say anything of importance. I think about the past now and realize I let a lot of things go. I really was becoming like Gankutsuou from the novel I love so much. Personality wise, I was pushing all those close to me away and even some of them were taken from me. Maybe I could have done something for Britney who was upset over family and friends, very much like another friend, but I chose not to tell her man’s place in the universe because I really didn’t know. So I decided to follow a similar path to Gankutsuou and I decided to let her go and never saw her again.
The second book is completely unrelated to the first. I believe thought that the second book served as a teacher that helped me better understand “MAN’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE”, or at least what it meant to me and still today it helps me better understand other sections of the book I had read. It showed me even if I could talk the talk I couldn’t walk the walk,what is this? an idiom? so that’s what I’m doing now. Maybe it’s not a philosophy but an idea,that I want to become someone who looks for answers as well as someone who can answer questions. If I wanted to, I could fill the pages with a bunch of philosophical ideals. Maybe I already did, but if I did that, I didn’t intend to and don’t think I’d be any good at it even if I tried. The best thing I can do now is listen and the answers will come naturally, along with the questions.
In a nut shell that’s how a book I never finished that talked about philosophy influenced my life. Maybe the Gankutsuou more than the first changed my life, or my way of thinking that made me change my life. Maybe there could have been a number of things that got me interested in philosophy, but I really believe it was that first book I never finished, that I don’t know the name of, that led me to the second book that put me where I am today. Of course, I’m not sure I’ll always follow this path of, try to find not just my place in the universe but any man’s place, but I’ve enjoyed it so far. I do believe philosophy will continue to influence my life, through people, and through other books, and of course I’ll remember to get their names.
Your teachers seem to have missed some points. After the introductory paragraph I will highliht again. (just to drive you crazy Emotion: big smile)You still have some mistakes.By the way, you need the book name.It would bebetter if you ask your teacher.
Ok it is driving me crazy but I tried to fix them all lol. As for the title of the book my teacher ask me if I needed to know It and I didn't think I had to because I really don't know the name of it. but a few things you told me to edit I had questions about "I don’t favor any philosophy, but in the future I may have something that won’t leave people thinking forever, because so much philosophical help, that doesn’t make sense, leaves people thinking for ever" in that line you told me to change some of it but I think if I made the changes you asked for it would me something completely different then what I was trying to say I basicaly wanted to say "I want to be able to tell people something that won't leave them thinking foreve." Because it's not always easy to understand what most philosophers say. should I just put something like that or is it ok the way it is? I had some more questions but I changed them and didn't think they were that big but I highlighted them just in case.

Two books that changed my mind

Philosophy has had a very great connection and influence in my life. Is man the destined master of the universe, or is he a “worm of the dust”? What is the relation between man and the universe? Is man the center of the universe, the goal of all creation, or is he a mere incident of no more significance to the universe than a speck of dust? Is the universe friendly or unfriendly to man, or is it merely unconcerned. This was the first real information that influenced me to do anything with philosophy or study it. I was reading a book with these questions under the chapter, Man’s Place In The Universe. Philosophy has always been connected to many people, and throughout my high school years, from reading just one book, I began to realize that people form general ideals and beliefs about different questions and things that aren’t generally understood. My personality, in general, leads me to ask a lot of questions, but I have a tendency not to ask questions, instead I prefer to listen to them. And by listening to them, I developed a desire to answer questions or at least teach those people around me, the knowledge I can to help them think over the problem and come to a conclusion. I don’t favor any philosophy, but in the future I may have something that won’t leave people thinking forever, because so much philosophical help, that doesn’t make sense, leaves people thinking for ever. I’ve always had a lot of time on my hands so listening to peoples questions wasn’t anything I considered difficult. Philosophy was the thing that allowed me to listen and reason with the questions I was always asked. Even if I couldn’t come to certain conclusion about a philosophical question, I believed I could always find something to make me content. As for the book, it was the beginning of my understanding and my realization.

When I was a senior, I had to choose any kind of book to read for ten minutes or more during the first ten minutes of my English class, so as I looked on the shelf at home and asked my mom for something to read, I saw a white paperback book that said some words about Philosophy on it. I can’t quite remember the title but it caught my attention and I took it to class. At the beginning of class the teacher went around the room, looking at what people were reading. She stopped in front of my desk and asked, “What are you reading Trefyn?” I turned the book, which I wasn’t really reading towards her face. She said with a smirk, “oh, philosophy hmm.” That smirk, really made me mad like she thought I was stupid or something. After the ten minutes of reading were over, I got over it. At the time I wasn’t a big reader, I didn’t really read it until I got extremely bored one day.

That day, I believe, was the end of the six weeks period and I had taken all my tests and had nothing to do. Having very few friends in my 4th period English class I decided to read something. So I said to myself, “might as well read something.” So I opened the book in the middle and began reading. Inside were ideas that changed my life. I read about philosophers theories of life, existence, death, love, hate, friends, and many more topics I never got to in the book. I don’t really know what made the book seem so interesting back then, maybe because I think about a lot of things and topics like the ones in that book under the chapter, Man’s Place In The Universe, most of the time. I was kind of sad when my teacher said we needed to start reading a new book for the new six weeks. I never finished that book but I really want to think of it as mysterious because I never could remember the name and I wanted to finish reading it from front to back. I guess it wasn’t meant to be.

I believe when I lost the book one day I was really reading it through but misplaced it some where to talk to someone, I’m pretty sure it had to be one of those senior skip days. When I lost the book, I looked all over for it in my house, my closet, my bed and I even asked my mom because she had a habit of taking things I took from her back. I’m still looking for that book even though I came to the “leaving it at the school” conclusion but you never know. Maybe when I lost the book I started to lose my way, or maybe I answered one of the questions from the chapter of the book , Man’s Place In The Universe, “Is the universe friendly or unfriendly to man, or is it merely unconcerned?” wrong, or maybe I never had a way to begin with. I think I became normal and felt kind of empty without the book and without completing one of the greatest things I ever started. I hate to say it, but without that book I lost a lot of good ideas and ended up much like I was at the beginning of the year just with a few ideas in my head. I just didn’t feel helpful or even smart anymore or even special for having the book. Months passed and I kept what I had read, or at least what I thought at the time, to heart. Mostly I believe I just wanted to say something that sounded smart, soon I graduated. The best thing I thought I could say to my friend who lost his mother and was now loosing his friends was from that first book on philosophy from that chapter Man’s Place In The Universe, back then I thought saying, “Dying is a part of life, and people come and go though out every mans life, the universe is unfriendly to us all.”, was helpful but not sure if it helped him or not. Thinking about it now, I’m pretty sure anyone could have said what I did and probably everyone did. But whether I helped him or not this wouldn’t be the last friend I tried to help and, this wouldn’t be the last book that influenced my mind.

I believe it was July when I was ready to go to the marines, with my best friend. I was almost sure going to the marines was what I wanted to do with my life. I thought about it day and night, then one day someone online talked about Gankutsuou by Alexander Dumas, filmed as a movie, and created as a cartoon and various other things, that was so great. So I thought “why not check it out? I’ll need something to kill the time before I turn 18 on the 22nd.” I started the reading Gankutsuou a few weeks before my birthday and to my surprise not only was it filled with philosophical ideals, mostly the idea of man’s place in the universe, it was also a great story. From the first day I started reading Gankutsuou until the next week I finished and even now I want to live my life as the main character, Gankutsuou did, Gankutsuou lived the way he wanted and not for material things. Although he had a lot of money, without a doubt he would easily give it all up. After reading Gankutsuou, I decided not to go to the Marines with my friend. I told him I wanted to go to film school in and, he of course, was very supportive. Although I have not gone to film school in , I still want to, and I still enjoy films and would love to still write scripts and plays and movies. When I get there, I’m sure most of the topics would be about the only girl I was really close to.

Britney was, the second best friend I’d ever had in my life. I would have said first best friend, but I started to like her more than I thought I should, and maybe, because of that, I pushed her away. One and a half years after graduation, while crying to me she asked me for advice. I couldn’t do anything but make her laugh; I couldn’t say anything of importance. I think about the past now and realize I let a lot of things go. I really was becoming like Gankutsuou from the story I love so much. Personality wise, I was pushing all those close to me away and even some of them were taken from me. Maybe I could have done something for Britney who was sad because a loss of family and friends, very much like another friend, but I chose not to tell her man’s place in the universe because I really didn’t know. So I decided to follow a similar path to Gankutsuou and I decided to let her go and never saw her again.

The second book is completely unrelated to the first. I believe though that the second book served as a teacher that helped me better understand man’s place in the universe, or at least what it meant to me and still today it helped me better understand other ideas of the book I had read. It showed me even if I could talk the talk I couldn’t walk the walk, so that’s what I’m doing now. Maybe it’s not a philosophy but an idea that I want to become someone who looks for answers as well as someone who can answer questions. If I wanted to, I could fill the pages with a bunch of philosophical ideals. Maybe I already did, but if I did that, I didn’t want to and don’t think I’d describe any kind of philosophy that well. The best thing I can do is listen and the answers will come naturally, along with the questions.

In a nut shell that’s how a book I never finished that talked about philosophy influenced my life. Maybe the Gankutsuou more than the book I read in my English class changed my life, or my way of thinking that made me change my life. Maybe there could have been a number of things that got me interested in philosophy, but I really believe it was that first book I never finished, that I maybe never knew the name of, that led me to the second book that put me where I am today. Of course, I’m not sure I’ll always follow this path, of trying to find not just my place in the universe but any man’s place, but I’ve enjoyed it so far. I do believe philosophy will continue to influence my life, through the teachings of people, and through the readings of other books, and of course I’ll remember to get their names.



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"I want to be able to tell people something that won't leave them thinking foreve." Because it's not always easy to understand what most philosophers say. - this is ok.

...Philosophy has always been connected to many people,( no no don't say connected but philosophy has always concerned people.) and throughout my high school years, from by reading just one book, I began to realize that people form general ideals and beliefs about different questions and things that aren’t generally understood. My personality, in general, leads me to ask a lot of questions, but I have a tendency not to ask questions, instead I prefer to listen to them. And by listening to them, I developed a desire to answer questions or ,at least, I was willing to teach what I knew to those people around me the knowledge I can to help them think over the problem and come to a conclusion. I don’t favor any philosophy, but in the future I may have something that won’t leave people thinking forever, because so much philosophical help, that which doesn’t make sense, leaves people thinking for ever. ...

When I was a senior, I had to choose any kind of book to read for ten minutes or more during the first ten minutes of my English class and one day while I was looking for some books to read on the shelf I came across with so as I looked on the shelf at home and asked my mom for something to read, I saw ( so sorry to omit your mom but this way is shorter:))a white paperback book that said some words about Philosophy on it. I can’t quite remember the title but it caught my attention and I took it to class. At the beginning of class, the teacher was walking went around the room, looking at what people were reading. She stopped in front of my desk and asked, “What are you reading Trefyn?” I turned the book, which I wasn’t really reading towards her face. She said with a smirk, “oh, Philosophy hmm.” That smirk, really made me mad like she thought I was stupid or something. After the ten minutes of reading were over, I got over it. At that time I wasn’t a big reader, I didn’t really read it until I got extremely bored one day.

That day, I guess, was the end of the six weeks' period and I had taken all my tests and had nothing to do. Having very few friends in my 4th period English class(fourth period class?) I decided to read something. So I said to myself, “might as well read something.” .... I never finished that book but I really want to think of it as mysterious because I could never could remember the name and I wanted to finish reading it from front to back.

I believe suppose that one day when I lost the book, one day I was really reading it through but misplaced it somewhere to talk to someone and I’m pretty sure it had to be one of those senior skip days. When I lost the book, I looked all over for it everywhere in my house, in my closet,on my bed and I even asked my mom because she had a habit of taking things I took from her back. I’m still looking for that book even though I came to the conclusion that I left it at school.“leaving it at the school” conclusion never knbut you ow. Maybe when I lost the book, I started to lose my way, or maybe I answered one of the questions from the chapter of the book , Man’s Place In The Universe, “Is the universe friendly or unfriendly to man, or is it merely unconcerned?” wrong, or maybe I never had a way to begin with. I think I became normal and felt kind of empty without the book and without completing one of the greatest things I ever started. I hate to say it, but without that book I lost a lot of good ideas and ended up much feeling like I was at the beginning of the year just with a few ideas in my head. I just didn’t feel helpful or even smart anymore or even special for having the book. Months passed and I kept what I had read, or at least what I thought at that time, to heart (in my mind is better.). Mostly Most of the timeI believe that I just wanted to say something that sounded smart and then I graduated in a short time. .....

Britney was the second best friend I’d ever had in my life. I would have said first best friend, but I started to like her more than I thought I could have, and maybe, because of that, I pushed her away. One and a half years after the graduation, while she was crying to me ,she asked me for some advice. I couldn’t do anything but make her laugh. .....

The second book is completely unrelated to the first. I believe that though that the second book served as a teacher that helped me better understand man’s place in the universe, or at least what it meant to me and still today better , it also helped me better understand the other ideas of the book I had read. ....

In a nut shell that’s how a book I never finished that talked about Philosophy influenced my life. Maybe the Gankutsuou more than the book , the Gangkutsou read in my English class changed my life or my way of thinking that made me change my life. Maybe there could have been a number of things that got made me be interested in Philosophy, but I really believe it was that first book I never finished , that I maybe never knew the name of, whose name I may never know, that led me to the second book that put me where I am today. Of course, I’m not sure whether I’ll always follow this path of trying to find not only just my place in the universe but also any man’s place or not, but I’ve enjoyed it so far. I do believe Philosophy will continue to influence my life, through with the help of the teachings of people, and through the by readings of other books, and of course I’ll remember to get their names.

I know I have made lots of changes again but your essay was really so bad.Emotion: smileI am sure I will never correct any essay sent by you. Emotion: stick out tongue
LOL yea you did make a lot of changes, but thanks for your help. I do hope you were joking though about not wanting to correct any essay sent by me lol because your the only help I have I've got two more like this lol. I was going to post the second one but I think I'll check it over a few times before I do. Thanks again I feel confident in passing.Emotion: big smile
Two books which have revolutionized/revolutionised my way of thinking.

In reality, I would have used revolutionised instead of changed.
Seeing that these two books have completetly changed your way of thinking fundamentally, not just mind.

mind
–verb (used without object)
to feel concern at; care about.
to take notice, observe, or understand
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