An Eccentric I Know
The idea of an eccentric immediately reminds me of him.Little known he may be to others, the mere mention of his name among his classmates including me, still conveys some kind of chilliness secretly through everyone's heart like a steel needle.
Is he really so frightening? Does he look like a beast or does he ever behave mad? On the contrary, he looks moderate, and he only likes sleeping in class. But that's the problem! Tortured by terrible rhinitis, afflicted by lasting headache, discriminated against by teachers, and worshipped by other foresighted souls,he remains a mystery.
Why? You may ask. The answer lies in two aspects, his words and his achievements. He always boasts himself to be an extraordinary man, reaching up to the so called "fourth" level that only A. Einstein and Dr. Freud have attained. He says when he was only 15 he could see through the sophisticated society, he could tell the true meaning of life which had puzzled generations of philosophers, he could understand the universe and the essence of natural laws, and he could, in his words, "feel" the world, or to be more exact, "perceive" the world. And he also feels that as time goes by, with increasing association with the numb and blunt, his intuition and wisdom are fading
Words are not that terrible. See what he has done. He neyer stays clear minded in class, and seldom finishes assigned homework, but was able to win a second prize in the national 0lympic contest of biology and achieve pretty high score in the NMET without hard work.
He is now still living in his own fantasy. Genius or kook,only time can tell.