Summary Of Later Much Later In Life By Dennis Zevely

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I can relate to Dennis Zevely’s story in essay 3, because I’ve had many of the same thoughts that he describes having. “’Later, much later, I will be happy,’” I think to myself. ‘Everyone is happy later in life…’” I think we all go through these same thoughts at some point in our lives. We think that 6 months or 6 years down the road, things will be significantly better than they are now. But that’s not really the way life works. If we want to be happy, we can do two things. First, we can decide to be happy right now. Sometimes happiness is just a matter choice. Secondly, if we feel that happiness will be better gained by going after our passions, than that’s something that we should do. If getting an education is something that will improve our life, then we should do that. We can't expect to wake up 10 years from now with a Master’s degree in one hand, and a loving spouse in the other. Those things come slowly, day by day. We won’t wake up one day with those things just because we want them really badly. Those are things we have to build. And I think that’s what Zevely is saying in his essay. Take action to get the happiness we want, don’t just sit around waiting for it.…show more content…
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