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The Ship of Theseus

February 14, 2019
By AylaCraig24 BRONZE, Auburn, Indiana
AylaCraig24 BRONZE, Auburn, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Be yourself. Everyone else is taken." -Oscar Wilde

The person I am today is not the person I was yesterday.

I was less wise, less happy, less tired.

I was not the same, and neither will I be in 10 years.

10 years is how long it is for you to physically not be

the same person you were the 10 before.

I will be the ship of Theseus.

A paradox onto myself.

But I already know I will not be the same.

No paradox here.


Because I will change.

Tomorrow, and the next day, and the next.

The author's comments:

I was thinking about how much different you can feel in just a day. This also got me thinking about how it takes about 10 years for all the cells in your body to be completly replaced, like the paradox called The Ship of Theseus. I thought this was all a very interesting topic, so I wrote what I thought.

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