Thursday, March 22, 2007

Drug Companies Might Not Benefit


Sometimes I wonder if people can be divided into "Those That Take Action to Achieve What They Say They Want/Need/Desire" & "Those That Talk/Wish/Dream About Their Wants/Needs Desires But Take No Action". I recently read somewhere that middle school aged children were asked what they want to be when they grow up. A large number answered "to be rich". Meaning rich to buy big houses, fancy cars & lots of parties, not rich in personal fulfillment. Not one of the children were able to define how they were going to get ‘rich’ except with suggestions about becoming highly paid athletes or rock stars. How sad.

This thought may be a bit simplistic but perhaps touches on the very foundation of many psychological and religious teachings. In our world of McMansions, spa bathrooms & designer clothes what would happen if we, as a society, understood the rewards of delayed gratification and the integrity of taking responsibility and conducting our lives accordingly? Would there would be less character disorders, depression and neuroses in the world? Less excuse making & shirking of duties? Would more people find contentment and peace? Would interpersonal relationships realize a positive benefit?

Some naive musings on this Thursday morning.

2 comments:

Garden Painter Art said...

Denise: You need to go over to Penny's blog and read her latest:

http://pgcork.blogspot.com/

Kim
Garden Painter Art
gnarly-dolls

dolls of yore said...

wow! I love your "naive musings" Denise!
And I love your art even more!
:)
T