8.17.2011

this simple wednesday evening. . .

I feel peaceful.

I've never felt entitled to materialistic things. money. clothes. cars. etc . . . 
but little did I know, I have had a sense of entitlement in other areas of life.

I want to claim to the world that I am not entitled to:
love
admiration
attention
affection
marriage
motherhood
opportunity
friends
(more importantly) friends' time 
health
shelter
intellect
excuses
beauty (inward and out)
exaltation
willpower
motivation
"the perfect job"

In fact, there are 3 things TOTAL that I've concluded that I AM entitled to:

1. agency
2. salvation through resurrection
3. the light of Christ (regardless of how small that flame may be at times)

"Atlas Shrugged" - top 5 favorite books of all time taught me that I was born with a body and a mind. The rest is up to me.  Of course, we've all known that.  But now, I actually feel it in my bones. I live and breathe it.

Don't let anybody lead you to think that you deserve the world handed to you on a silver platter. Face reality. Create your own life. and for pete's sake work hard.


Due to the fact that our free country is in major distress, I want to remind others that collective entitlement is one of the first steps towards economic crisis. Whatever you do, shun it.

3 comments:

kelli case anderson said...

ditto ditto ditto. loooooooooooove this.

emilia. said...

i love this. also: can we please do something in the next 7 days!!!!

Jocelyn said...

I want to read that book, I have been looking for a good read. I love this, and I miss being in the 33rd ward with you! Hope that you're loving life and that you had a good summer! We still need to cafe rio! :)

-joce