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Updated on Wednesday, October 29

#20023

OMG: Today, I found a new appreciation for the season of fall. As I was walking through the scenic paths on campus, I couldn’t help but notice the vibrant colors of the leaves and how refreshing the cool air was, as it swept by my face. It was a peaceful stroll during a cool autumn night, I felt very at ease and it was as if all the worries in my life were just floating away as I enjoyed my own company. Everything around me was just so beautiful: the yellows, reds and oranges of the crisp leaves on the trees, the rippling of the water in the pond beside me, the sheer size of the aging trees and the silent sounds of the night.

Yet, at the same time, I came to a sudden realization; everything around me was dying. In the next coming months, I realized that all of the brilliantly covered leaves, the sounds of the crickets, and the moss covered walls would all be gone, and all that would be left are the soulless shells of what once was so full of life.

But what came to my mind were not thoughts of loss and sadness; they were thoughts of awe and inspiration. Nature is just so graceful in how it deals with change. As the times get harder, and climate becomes cold and harsh, the trees struggle to hold onto their life. Yet, as they struggle to live on with the harsh conditions, they don’t just wither and crumble before dying; they live their last moments in glory and give out one last display of aesthetic perfection. It’s as if nature knows that everything will be okay; It’s as if nature knows that there is still hope in the future, and that there is no point in dying a hopeless death. It’s as if it knows that one day, they will come back at full force and be stronger than before.

We could all learn a lesson from how nature deals with change. I’ve been in a slump for the past couple of months after I ended my relationship, and the way I’ve been dealing with it could be improved. I’ve had quite a lack of motivation and some depression lingering on from the breakup, and this has caused me to not socialize as much as I would want to, and to not do as well in school as I usually do. But maybe I should see this change for what it actually is: a new beginning. Just as how nature deals with change in a beautiful way, I should accept this change gracefully and live my life to the fullest right now. And just as the trees will blossom and come back stronger after the long and cold winter, I too will overcome this slump and be back to my best self, stronger than before.
No matter how advanced we think we are as humans, we have to remember one thing: we are a part of nature, and that means that we live by the rules of nature. Just as the seasons change, and trees die and get reborn, our emotions are never permanent. We have ups and we have downs, and no matter how much we think we will never bounce back after a catastrophe, we have to recognize that our emotions are only as permanent as the leaves on a tree; they come and they go with the change of seasons.

28 comments

  1. It's nice to have this realization. :)

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  2. Whoa, how much did you smoke

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  3. You sound just exactly like my ex (except this was about 2 years ago). Good luck with everything bud! :)

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  4. According to the OP of post 19977, I'm Dr. Michelle Gauthier. So I'll be posting as her from now on.

    ...yo.

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    1. Lady, you get a lot of goddamn mail.

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  5. Lol @ OP thinking they're being profound for realizing autumn = shits dying, people = animals

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    1. Meh, I respect the sentiment. There's some value in OP's post, if you care to look for it. :)

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    2. haters gonna hate

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  6. The trees are not actually dying lol.

    But its nice you saw the beauty in it all :)

    If you're still struggling with the breakup, read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and/or The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer. Amazing reads, changed my life and helped immensely with my own breakup.

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    1. You seem pretty chill. I think you and I would've been friends had we met in real life

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  7. Calm down... its just business

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  8. PEOPLE ARE ANIMALS.

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  9. Dafuq nigga you high as shit.

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  10. UPDATE ALREADY MODSSSS :(

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    1. +100

      Back in my day, MODS updated the site every day during the Fall and Winter, and every other day during the Spring/Summer months.

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    2. The new and improved OMGUW with weekly updates!

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    3. Seriously, what is wrong with them? Like, get more people involved with being MODS if that's what it takes because the quality of this site has declined so significantly when the updates are completely at random

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    4. Legit though, it used to be standard once a day in F/W...maybe every other day if it's during exams or midterms, but this is getting out of hand with the delays...

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    5. mannnn these MODS are whack

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  11. speaking of old omguw what ever happened to rl

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    1. Overrated and filled with midterms.

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    2. rl =/= real life... first years or second years...

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    3. Clearly it's still an answer to your question, 13b. RL has been gone for so long, nobody understands who you're talking about anymore. :'D

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    4. Heard he's got a sweet ass job working for Amazon or something..!

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  12. OP, I really like your writing style!

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