I was skimming through chapter 10 reading about the development of personality and I noticed something that seemed applicable to my life. A few weeks ago some of you may have read or heard about the death of Brother Michael Collins, the late president of DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis. I went to DeLaSalle and I am proud to say that I knew Brother Michael, and he knew me. He was always asking me questions about my athletic and academic endeavors and was very interested in where I was going to go to college he even offered to write a recommendation for me. I went to his funeral only a couple weeks ago and since then I have noticed some changes in my behavior. I am calmer, a little more contemplative, and whenever I can I am listening to music, hating the silence. I even pray more. As I think about these changes I wonder if they are just temporary, fleeting symptoms of sadness caused by my loss. Or are they more permanent than I think, occurring at an impressionable age where many life habits are formed. Will these changes be permanent just because of timing, or am I still just mourning the passing of my friend?
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