Sunday, May 27, 2012

For Memorium: Act, Don't Expect

This is Memorial Day weekend.

This holiday is not about barbeques. Or family get-togethers. Or an extra day off to watch Star Wars reruns on TV.

It is a time for somber remembrance of our fallen heroes. 

To honor those women and men, we ought to try and make the world they helped give us into a better place for everyone.

Lately, however, I’ve been hearing a lot of whining. A lot of selfishness. Today I read someone proudly proclaiming that their “Sarcasm is [their] response to stupidity.” 

It's time to grow up. 

We need to spend more time focusing on our responsibilities to the world instead of what we "should" be getting out of it. We owe a lot and are entitled to very little. 

In a rare, ironic twist to the positive, however, is the fact that the more we do to mend the wounds of the world, the happier we will be, and the more we focus on our small, insignificant, selfish selves, the unhappier we will be.

And when is the last time you met a selfish hero? 


No – of course not. Only the black hats are selfish.

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