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This Sapien Survived

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Written by Lorin Brice Hall

This has been a long and tiring semester. I feel stupid and dumb and tired and foolish. That was how I felt the entire semester. But now I know that that is not true. I am not stupid. I have worth. I can solve problems. I can do things. My friends trust me and I trust them. I am so excited for this summer. I am so excited to hang out and make memories. I can’t wait to be productive. I can’t wait to have fun. I can’t wait.

I love learning at RC. I am so excited to keep learning over the summer. I can’t wait to make money. I just feel alive and ready for the future. The future is not to be feared. The future is not scary. It is not trying to trick you. It is not a trap. It is a natural evolution. I will evolve with the future. We are more than the sum of our parts. We are better then one stupid paper or a presentation or whatever academic thing is defining you as not worthy of whatever.

Human beings are not failures. The summer will remind us all that. Homo sapiens are a species that ruthlessly survives and wins. Our primitive monkey selves will keep shuffling down the evolutionary coil until we meet God. We are too far along now to give up.