Low Glory: Throughout my life and especially lately I have felt a strong, if somewhat coercive, pressure to reach and and provide service others. It is like the pressure you feel when your shopping at the grocery store and happen to see some neighbor who's name you can't recall, whom you have waved at in passing a couple of times....say high...distant family members (cousins son's wedding)....
I am grateful to live in a society where there are so many opportunties for service. America has more non-profit organiations than any other country (?). In my communicty there are a host of service learning programs...In my church service there is a continueal....plus home.
How many mommy hours does a kid get...7 kids, 7 daddy hours.....2 students v.s. 20 students....how people count....I am too busy to do lots of service outside my family...to do so is folly unless I bring my family.
----different story: we use our beliefs to manage our energy-emotions with every common thing....sometimes leave them for a time, purpose, .....For example, the sports belief that "it's not whether you win or lose, it's how much fun/how much ou try....is used to accentuate the importance of thingls like doing your personal best, not forgetting the spirit of the game. Steve Young/Chris Cooley...as soon as it stops being fun...I don't want to do it. (yea right...and as long as they will pay me this much...it is fun enough)
---different. idea: Why do teachers/admin not insist that we master 5th grade math...cause they understand that most people need only 4th as adults
--here is the key to the crack: THERE IS AN OBLIGATION TO GO AT A CERTAIN PACE IN SOCIETY......IF YOU COULD CHANGE THIS PACE YOU WOULD CREATE THE LOW SUFFICIENCY ENERGY....IF YOU HAD TILL AGE 25 TO HAVE 5TH GRADE MATH DOWN...YOU WOULD TAKE AWAY ARGUMENTS.....AGE 65 FOR SPANISH....!YOU FORCE PEOPLE TO ARGUE ABOUT PACE...NOT ABOUT THE WORTH OF THE THING OR YOUR OBLIGATION TO IT
-My friend Norm would says, "you like excstasy" supposing I don't care about results....What I care about is glorious results that are present but not being counted...not about ecsstasy but about feeling ok about taking food stamps...not about exstasy but about feeling comfortable about looking like a slob...Not about ecstasy...but about feeling ok about hanging out with my kids instead of guys with PhD's
-Kevin, let's not forget the true meaning of halloween...brings to mind the low glory of halloween