Creative Writing Prompt: Let’s say you could go back in time and start over from grade 9. What would you focus on and how would you apply yourself? For additional context you may appreciate the layers of meaning provided in my own response below. Keep your answer under 300 words to share it in the comment section.
My course would likely be shifted so as to pursue an initial career in criminal law, so debate, acting and public speaking training would be a must. Job shadowing or sitting in on court cases could provide useful experience. Perusing intro books to law is a given. Reading broadly in general can’t be underestimated. There may also be merit to watching TV shows such as Law and Order. It’s probably essential to dialogue with Lawyers about how they make difficult decisions and overcome moral dilemmas.
Yet life is not all about having a career. What else would my heart revel in? Beyond a shadow of doubt that would be martial arts, performing arts and creative art. Even though these artistic expressions have been a significant part of my life, it would bring me even greater value to have perfected them more so. Time is of the essence when it comes to refining art, therefore it would be practical not to waste it on frivolous matters or unnecessary conflict.
Furthermore, I believe it is necessary to make a thorough moral inventory of oneself before choosing an orientation or major direction in life. Heraclitus renders my disposition in a similar vein: Sound thinking is to listen well and choose one course of action. In other words we need to look deeply within in order to understand the nature of things, that which motivates and compels us to act; whereas mere listening, or superficial thinking, will keep us in a sea of fragmentation and confusion, preventing us from discerning a more suitable path.