Thursday, April 26, 2007

My Convergent Boundry

As of late, i've felt an increasing restlesness. The desire to do something significant is pressing me futher towards a place i've never been.
I just took a basic geology class at UVSC and it has completely changed my point of view about the seeming insignificance of mankind. We (man) are just a speck on the massive continuum that is the age of Earth. I don't intend to sound falsely philisophical, but the truth is that with the short amount of time that we as individuals have on this complex rock there is no reason not to attempt to make an impression.
What type of impression is the greatest to make? What is true greatness? Is it the great thinkers who have contributed to society and to the progression of mankind? Is it the rearing of a family? Is it a combination of both?
This has been on my mind. How will I make a meaningful contribution to history? My thoughts on this question almost always land on making people happy. This is my favorite thing to do - to see the faces of people who enjoy what i'm giving them.

Well, great - now i'm tired.

I have to go to sleep, but this isn't over yet. I will dredge up the contents of my psyche and spill them all over this blog; so help me.


Adam Borg said...

I have also been thinking a lot about that, what is the best way to spend life we what little time we have. What I have been realizing slowly is it is learning what it means to really love someone and how to show that love in different ways. Helping make people happy is a way of doing that, there are many ways. It is a good question, I'm trying to figure out the best use of my alotted time. I just rented this movie called "The Celestine Prophecy" that got me thinking about this stuff you should watch it sometime.

Jannah said...

I think there are innumerable ways and times that we leave impressions on this rock. When I was a little girl, my main impression was making my mother and siblings happy by being funny. Now it is making my kids happy and fed and bathed etc... But all through the day, every day, it is whether or not I notice the people around me at the grocery store, at church, in my neighborhood. There are COUNTLESS opportunities to effect others lives for the better. The only trouble people get themselves into is thinking they have to do BIG things, so they never really do anything. By doing the little things, the right way (like starting up a conversation with the teller) we are changing the world in a big way. Every person we meet is eternally impacted, in a big or little way by meeting us. So, the way I see it, be the best we can be most of the time, in all the little things and the world will be a better place. No need to change the world in a single act, dramatically.