Saturday, December 30, 2006

It's All About You [Serge]

This other post by Doug Groothuis inspired by the choice for Time's person of the year acknowledges some issues when it is all about you:

You matter to us. You do. You are worth it. It's all about You. You can do it. You have done it. You can have it. You have it all. You will do it. We know You. You are special. Everyone will like You; it is guaranteed. You deserve the best. In fact, You are the best. You for You, in You, ever You, world with You, Amen.
We are developing a culture in which our young people more and more are being led to believe that life is all about them. Our personal entertainment options are now increasingly personalized and geared towards, of course, us.

However, some of the most rewarding experience in a person's life occur when it is not about us at all. In fact, parenting could be described as the "anti-you". Most of "you" takes a back seat to the needs of another human being. Yet parenting can be the most rewarding experience in our lifetimes.

Of course, it makes you wonder if many of this generation will look back like the mother in this parody. The biggest rewards of this life are times in which it is not all about me.

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