I haven’t shared my world yet! Melanie will start emailing me, wondering why I haven’t. Actually, I think I said a couple of weeks ago that I’d be doing these on Tuesday in order to spread out how many posts I do a little more equitably. Tuesday was starting to get jealous of Monday…
- What is the meaning of true love? Not to get all religious, but God’s love for His people. Honestly, I don’t think any of us is capable of true love. We can get close, but we have limitations.
Do acts of kindness have a motive? Of course. Everything a person does is motivated by something, otherwise they wouldn’t do it. Now, the question is, is the motive a good one or a bad one? And that’s a judgment call.
If we live in a civilized world why do we see so many distinctions between rich and poor? In an ideal world, with everything else being equal (the ceteris paribus fallacy), it would be enough to say “the rich do things to make themselves rich, the poor do things that keep them poor.” Since we don’t live in a perfect world, we have to consider “the rich want to be powerful, the powerful want to be rich.” In this world, wealth and power go hand in hand: money attracts power and vice versa.
Do we love ourselves more in the virtual world than in the real world? I’m assuming that by the “virtual” world we aren’t necessarily talking the world of bits and bytes, but a world where everything goes our way, i.e. in our imagination. My life has been, and continues to be, fantastic in my head, because I haven’t made any mistakes there. It’s the ideal world I talked about above. Faced with a situation, I always make the right choice, and everything goes my way. I’m the guy I’d love to be. I get everything right because I screwed everything up in the real world. It’s a struggle, but I try to love the real world self as much as the virtual world self. I think that’s true for everyone. But, what do I know?
Are you grateful? Yes. Being knocked on my ass by a stroke made me realize that I didn’t appreciate what I had like I should have. I was taking life for granted rather than truly appreciating the gift that every day is. I still struggle, but I think in general I’m grateful.
That’s all for now. See you in the funny papers!