Or, if you’re running low, c’mon over – borrow some from me.
“There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.” – G.K. Chesterton
Chesterton was right.
In terms of what drives us to do good things ourselves, for others, for leaving behind – I don’t agree. We should desire more. Do more. Give more. No quitting.
We CAN live larger, beyond our wildest dreams.
If not to try, why do we live?
Life is pointless if we can’t give more, do more, contribute more to something worthwhile – otherwise we are taking up too much air, too much space.
Investing some hope in people who’ve lost theirs is capital well placed. Rekindling hope in ourselves, even better. Why not both?
Telling computer-wiz Warren last evening (he made a house call to rescue data from hard drive of dead computer) about a musing reader, IMF from Jakarta, who works helping refugees escape conflict ravaged places to safe havens, discussing what that kind of challenge must be, to keep your sanity when seeing horrific up close, witnessing humans at their worst in their most basic despair. How fortunate we are, safely here …
I need to change nothing.
And change everything.
No conflict. Really.
To change nothing about my attitude while changing everything about my circumstance.
I live fine, safe and happy – far less engaged in risk/reward, vitality and ambitious pursuits than I have for a long time – recommitting myself to more of that.
More. Better. Fine.
column written/ published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: 12C/54F, light clouds – Gusta spotted joggers she wanted to join, but after I regained control of the reigns, we had a civilized walk at sunrise.
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