Thursday, June 19, 2008

Call me Confucius

Take what man makes and use it,
but do not worship it,
for it shall pass.

Today I was volunteering in the hospital gift shop, and because I was EXTREMELY bored, I picked up TIME magazine to get my daily dose of politics. After reading about Barack, soldiers using Prozac while in the service, and such, I came across this quote. I guess interpret it as you will, but all I know is that it made me do some thinking; thinking about the world in which we live, thinking about the important things in life. Thinking about how much of our world is just a big fad. Even though we KNOW items and ideals will be gone soon, we still choose to live and become absorbed in them. I don't know, it was just a "stop and smell the roses... then take out your microscope and dissect the petals for all they're worth" moment in the day of Alyssa.


The Ball Babies said...

My you are a deep thinker! I think it's such a cool thing for a young woman to think for herself and especially about such relevant things in the world today! Love you, Mom

Tracy said...

Alyssa - I was going to say the same thing - how great for you to have feelings and be able to express them on such a deep topic - I admire you!