Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Well it has been a while

Why do we constantly judge our lives by our posessions? Each time we enter someone else's house, we compare the stereo equipment and televisions to the ones in our own home. We think that because our neighbor has that new 52-inch rear-projection HDTV they must be happier or better off than we are. We go back home, stare at our own 52-inch widescreen non-HDTV and wonder where we went wrong. We live vicariously through others in the hopes that through their happiness, we may also become content in our own lives. It has become, over the years, more important to own the biggest and baddest things in order to fulfill some ideology that we have convinced ourselves we must live by. My hope is that one day, we will no longer take our lives so seriously that laughter is vacant and that spending money is the only thing that makes us smile. When will we learn that spending time with friends and family, that a good joke, that eating a hotdog at a baseball game, is much more fulfilling than watching the latest episode of Survivor in high definition.

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