This essay is both meaningful and confusing to me. I understand that I do not understand what is going on in this essay. Though, if I had to try to explain what the essay means to me I could but I would be hard. To mean this essay talks about the struggles and pressures the heart can endure. Like in the line, "Every creature on the earth has approximately two billion heartbeats to spend in a life time. You can spend it them slowly like a turtle or fast like a hummingbird." To me this show how much the heart can go through. This to me shows that maybe the people who die of heart attacks thought to much about the bad things in life and ended up spending their heartbeats to quickly and all at one time. This essay gives me a negative but intellectual feeling. it shows me that everything has its place in death. some go to the death quicker than others, some need to keep running or moving to avoid going to death. Also, that some don not want others to see them die, like the cat dragging itself into the forest. I would say this essay is not very discouraging or as it is sad and thought provoking. I really like this essay, even though i did not really understand a lot of it, it still taught me new things.
I agree with Neil Gaiman that school does not teach us anything that is worth knowing. School teaches us the logical things that we need to know to get a job. It teaches us that we should be creative, but they restrict the ability. Also, we learn Math, Science, and English, sure we will need them when we are looking for a job. Though how will knowing all this apply when you are talking to someone. The things we should learn and are worth being a part of are knowledge are things that will help us in a social, family, and human aspect. We should be thought about topics like: what to say to an elderly person or a young child, how to express ourselves in a creative and new way, and how to start a conversation, how to get over being shy, and how to comfort those who are very close to you. I agree, what we are learning in school is important, but it is not enough we need to thought things that will not only help us in our careers( like we are already learning,) but we should also be thought things that are meaningful and things that can really help us succeed.