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I forgot what this was like

Have you ever had one of those moments where you were being told to do something, you know, like you know you should do something but you don't? I had one tonight and I did it.

I was leaving 80's night around 3a (I got there at 11p and danced nonstop) and there was a guy sitting on the stairs right outside the club writing in a small journal. I asked him what he was writing and he just said, "I like to keep track of the things I do." I kept walking. About half way down the block I stopped to lean against a sign to take my heels off (dancing for four hours straight... pain!) and something was telling me to go back and talk to him. I took my shoes off and I did. I ended up having a conversation with this guy for the next 40 minutes about the reasons behind why we do what we do in life. He's not even from here, he's leaving in a few day and I know I will never see him again but it was probably one of the most profound talks I have ever had in my life. I met someone who honestly wants to make this world a better place and sees that even though he may not be the one person that changes it he may be one of the ones that takes a part and begins to make that change.

Talking to him made me remember why I want to teach.

I have a feeling that I met someone tonight that will do something amazing in his life, something that will matter more than most.

He understood what I meant when I said that mediocrity doesn't mean someone has to be unhappy, we're just trained that way.

We hugged when I left and he went to go find his friends. I hope he never loses his drive. If there were more people like him I think this world would be better.

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