Long Vacation Essay

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How Do You Propose to Spend the Long Vacation? For the last few months, I had been passing through a nightmare. The spectra of the examination haunted my days. Now it is over, I have returned to my village home, with a heavy load off my mind, and with the intense relief that it has brought me, there has come to me something else, - not a nightmare, but a problem. How indeed am I going to pass this long, long vacation? For the first few days, of course, I propose to do nothing; I will drink the cup of idleness to the less. I will do nothing but laze and loiter and lounge. For life suddenly seems to have come to a standstill with me. I am now nobody’s slave. I am duty-free. I can get up when I like and go to bed when I please. I can spend the time in careless gossip or profitless game. I enjoy the luxury of laziness like a pampered prince. I waste my hours like an extravagant king. But I know that this idle life can be delightful only a short period. For a healthy man, it is demoralizing if it is indulged to an excess. A short spell of idleness after month of labor is, I feel, an allow-able indulgence. But after that I must do something. And here is the problem. Sometimes I think of going out on travel with one or two enthusiastic, friends. But it is summer: the very ideal of traveling in the scorching tropical heat is…show more content…
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