I was in my English class and we were talking about humanities moments for extra credit. We talked about a woman who disagreed with the “mimetic” effect and she claimed that people have a desire to be different. I agree with this idea but I also believe that each human has a purpose in this world. Each individual is born with a burning desire inside of them to fulfill this purpose and live their lives to the absolute fullest. This gives me hope that one day each individual will discover something that makes them feel alive each day and causes them to live with purpose.

Curator’s note: This contribution refers to the Humanities Moment “Finding Freedom from the Familiar” by Hollis Robbins.

– Jacob Johnston (College Student at Texas A&M University)