Friday, August 14, 2009
Priorities of Living
Imagine that you lived tens of thousands of years ago. You're strolling along the savanna and you find yourself face to face with the little kitty pictured above. Would you be concerned about what you might have for dinner...or would you be more concerned what the tiger is wanting for dinner?
Would you care about your weight? Your looks? If you had money? What your friends think about you?
Would you be depressed? Would you mope about your rotten luck? Would you tell yourself that you don't want to live anymore and moan to everybody you know to see if they would rescue you..to show that they care?
The human instinct would be an overpowering urge to survive and to run like hell. Would you wait for somebody to make the cat go away, or would you do something about the situation yourself?
In a society that provides for all of our needs...whining is a luxury.
But like most luxuries...it's not very practical or useful.