Sunday, September 5, 2010

Trying to be a wise servant

"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them"
-Mark Twain

A person who has all of the opportunities in the world but doesn't take advantage of them is no better off than a person born with nothing, born in nowhere, and born with no chance.

A person born with some opportunities and who makes the most of them and works for more opportunities will be better off, and will have learned more in the process, than a person who never has to work for anything.

This is the perspective I'm choosing to take on my currently jobless, concrete-future-plans-less state. It is teaching me something. Promise.

That being said, I'm going to be a lot more diligent this week than I was last. I played a little too much and read not nearly enough. Balance is hard for me - I always go to extremes and justify it all the way.