Thursday, April 8, 2010

I like to share thoughts and Ive decided i should do more of that... I love the book Tuesdays with Morrie... I don't know why I can just read it over and over again, but I love what it tells me every time.  There is always something different.. something I could be doing better, someone I could love more fully, something I could do to help somebody else. I love the selfless person Morrie was. Such a wise man! I love some of the things he addresses. I particularity connected with this part of the book. I have been rather annoyed at the state we all live in... so obsessed with all the things we can buy and how they make us feel. 

"These [are] people so hungry for love that they are accepting substitutes. They [are] embracing material things and expecting a sort of hug back. But it never works. You can't substitute material things for love or for gentleness or for tenderness or for a sense of comradeship... I can tell you, as I lay here dying, when you most need it, neither money nor power will give you the feeling you're looking for, no matter how much of them you have."

I love the wisdom in that. We really have become a society obsessed with money and monetary things. "My neighbor has this car maybe I should have a nicer one." "My friend wears these kind of clothes maybe i need to go buy this or that so i can be like them." I know I do it... you'd be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't think those things, at least occasionally. I wonder what life would be like if we really could just live without caring about any of that stuff.. it really is just stuff.. What if we could walk around and just appreciate who we are.. instead of comparing ourselves to the girl/boy sitting next to us. We all have something important to give. You don't need money or fancy things to show someone how much you care about them or how much you appreciate them.


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