Articles tagged with: People
Travelling is thought by many to be the epitome of freedom. Every day a new day, a new place, a new face, maybe even a new lover. But like so many things, it’s not that simple. Like addiction, a once free choice can take us to places darker and more tyrannical than we have ever known.
The first month I lived in Boston I almost hit a pedestrian with my car.
How we use our money can range from rational to restricted in the span of an hour. But a dollar is seldom hard to spare.
A job faux-pas leads me to suspect I’m not that funny.
I’ve never particularly liked talking politics. I rarely feel the need to vocalize my political persuasions.
A discussion of California’s failed Proposition 19 and what it means for groovy people like you.
As a baby of the choice generation, I’ve never considered the consequences of my choices on anyone other than myself. Membership in the choice generation assures that kind of self reference. After all, our generation seeks choice the way Baby Boomers sought wealth. We want to appropriate it and own it. Ownership accompanies possession. Possession implies a private relationship of closed interaction. We view our choices only as they pertain to us and only as they effect and consequence our lives.
No man is an island. I remember being on the edge of age six and standing at a podium in a huge synagogue and reading that quote at my sister’s bat mitzvah. At the time, I was mostly swept into a few thoughts- including “who are all of these people and why are they looking at me like I’m a little pink satin cupcake they’re about to eat?” and “…I wonder if I can trust the person who told me that the S in Island is silent?”
More than 20 years later, I’m struck by the precision of this quote- “No Man is an Island,” and a little sheepish about how long it’s taken me to understand these words and be able to apply them.
I’d also like to ask, readers, what do you need to ask for in your life??? Post it as a comment. Or ask the people that you need this from directly.
Sometimes we just need to ask for the things we want and need.
A friend posted the following quote on his facebook today. “When life hands you lemons, if you ask nicely for help, sometimes people will make lemonade for you!”
Never were truer words spoken. You know, as I’ve come across bushels and bushels of lemons in my mid 20s and been told to make lemonade- I’ve often despaired that I don’t know how to make it. Literally.
So, if you’d like to help me make some lemonade. I’m setting up shop at this link.