Monday, November 12, 2007

Oh, these college students here. They are so focused on the future, they can't enjoying the present. Attending meetings, wearing suits for student gov, wanting to date the officers in student senate.

Once, I kinda had the same mindset. I was a complete idiot for wasting time in meetings. It's not cool to pretend you're cool.

Affirmative, Captain.

mmmmm mm, girl. (*snaps*)

(head nod)

I want to share my crystal ball with them. I want to show them that pretending to be cool now only leads to pretending to be cool later... which is way worse, because then they think that pretending to be cool now will make them really cool later. And then, when they realize that pretending gets you pretend everything else (friends, pretend job, pretend passion), you will be sad.

Negative on the sadness.

The only way to be cool is to care about others, I say in my head.

Become less, I suggest.
Give away, I say today.
Conversate with a stranger, it doesn't always mean danger.

This idea has a place in the world... karma, and the like. But, it is the place for Christians. I read this book. It said that giving to others shouldn't be in the church's budget, it should BE the church's budget. Until Inspector Gadget 2007 comes out with a heart detector like on "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (remember how the Grinch's heart grew three full sizes on that awesome monitor?), the way we relate to others will be the only way others can get a taste of the Kingdom.


robin said...

pretending is hard work

deep&blue said...

The funny thing is, not only do I wholeheartedly agree, but I can hear AND see you saying all this.

Wonderful mental movie!