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Thursday, September 29, 2016

I Am the Ghost of MTSU

Relating to both those who suffer tendencies of socially outcast students as well as those who partake in peripatetic philosophy, it often feels as though I am a ghost roaming this campus. Rather than to go outside, I become outside as Fredric Gros marked being the difference between a normal walk and a peripatetic walk. Rather than go outside, I am of outside. The best time to haunt the campus is in the middle of a weekday in which the vast majority of students are making their way towards or just now exiting their courses. If I am alone, which I most likely am, I remove myself from the crowd, and become a ghost who haunts this university. As I attempt to philosophize during my walk, the chatter and bustle is oh so subtly influenced by the students’ feeling of a slight chill or foreign presence as they brush by the ghost of MTSU, a student who is brashly reaching for a higher state of conscience, and even if that attempt descends my being to much lower than the students converging around me, I can still look up and see a variety of students from a plethora of ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds who don’t see why I’m trying cross that line. That line of philosophy. And as a result, they are haunted by the ghost of MTSU.

2 comments:

  1. Some people will often say that there is more privacy in a crowded party. Which doesn't make a lot of sense until you consider the point of view of this essay. Amongst a great amount of people it gives you the ability to disappear.

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  2. This reminds me of the scenes in movies where there's an apparent rapid mass of people going to and fro in the background, but a single person is highlighted.

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