Henry Miller response
I completely agree with the first line that Henry Miller says in his quote when he says, “every man when he gets quite, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths.” The term quite can mean an array of things but I perceive it as rock bottom. A man is truly quite when he/she reaches and hits rock bottom. When you reach rock bottom there is nothing to say except to things about the actions that got you there. So you start thinking of ways to get out and think of every possible route you are willing to take to achieve success. I can relate to this line because there was a point in my life not too long ago but I hit my rock bottom. I was doing nothing with my life, took a semester off school without notifying my parents, living with friends who weren’t the best of influence and began to do absolutely nothing. Doing nothing all day made me feel depressed and worthless.
There was one day where I spent the entire day alone and started to think of what I was doing and what I was going to do. I looked deep inside and tried to figure out what I needed to do to make me happy again. I started to think about the things that I enjoyed and how I could achieve them again. I tried to figure out several routes I would take to get me out of the gutter I put myself in. I knew that I needed to graduate so I enrolled back into school. When Miller says, “We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all