Friday, December 17, 2004

Who really cares?

I gotta ask ya - do you care about what you do?

Such a loaded question. Because the real question is - what results of your actions do you not care about?

And that is where what you watch on TV will answer the question. Do you watch CNN? Oh, then you care and act on political issues. You watch the comedy channel? You want to entertain those around you. You watch MTV? You are under 18.

What I really want to know is - what lasting impression do you want to leave upon this earth?

I only ask because I think people lose the big picture. I have a truly fabulous friend who will be moving to the other end of the continent. This is a person who finds something to enjoy in every human being that she meets. I know her through work, and she is terrific at her job. Not because she was made for it, merely because she is the kind of person who could not give any less than all that she is at every given moment.

And thus, the question.

When you are gone, what do you really want to leave behind? And what are you waiting for? To leave your job? Your hemisphere? Your school?

Every person defines him or herself with every moment, every decision. Never kid yourself otherwise; you will always regret the compromise.

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