A Personal Reflection Of Understanding The World In My Life

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Describe a topic, idea, or concept (other than gospel related) that you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more about this? (2000) My eyes scan the tree line and the hikers like ants on the trail below. The cold marble and vaulted ceilings juxtapose with the warmth of a thousand people, craning their heads to see the Mona Lisa. It doesn’t matter where I am really. I find myself lost in thought, pondering and analyzing the molecular structure of a pine needle, stone, birds, tacos, paint, and people. The chemical interactions at any given point in time that allow for a person or thing to exist as is. I yearn to understand the world in its capacity. I need to know not only how but why the matter functions. Throughout school, I have continued to take as many biology and chemistry as my schedule will allow as well as supplement my learning through my own research and study. Many resources online, namely Vsauce, CGP Grey, and Hank Green, encourage this learning with their unadulterated enthusiasm for understanding our universe and have inspired me to seek further knowledge. This somewhat ‘nerdy’ pursuit has led me to thoroughly enjoy my time in high school. Looking at life and people around us, hour upon hour, I begin to understand the delicacy and mutinous systems that allow our existence. I wonder at the complexity and power of Our Creator whose plan and power extend

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