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Monday, July 14, 2008

Those who can't follow a straight line

How many of us need to be told what to do, and how many of us want to be told what to do, and how many of us do what we are told to do, and how many of us do what we need to do, and how many of us don't do what we are told to do, and how many of us don't do what we know we need to do but don't know how to do it, and how many of us know how to do what we need to do but won't do it, for whatever reason, and how many of us can't think of a good reason to do anything, and so do anything, or nothing, and how many of us can't think a straight thought, while others draw straight lines with arrows for us to follow, yet our crooked thoughts seem to prevent us from following a simple straight line or a very long and winding sentence. We want things to be better, for you, for me, for everyone, yet far too often life is stuck in wants. And the irony is that sometimes living a living hell seems to be easier than trying to make sense of a straight line and following it. And they shake their heads. Blessed are they who think straight thoughts and but can't follow straight lines and live unsteady lives.

1 comment:

jzr said...

"... life is stuck in wants."

Oh, do I know about this one. I'm working on highlighting needs ... catch myself all to often in confusion. Another book to read?? Want or Need?? A bouquet of flowers?? Want or Need? A glass of cold water on a hot day?? Want or Need? :Sometimes it's clear, sometimes not. I have too many Wants sitting around my house, going unused and forget my Need for simplicity.