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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Contentment

the only way to contentment, according to St. Patrick's missal last sunday, is to lose all desire to things beyond one's reach. but isn't it a flawed statement? because what we desire is usually those we do not have at present; thus, which we aspire to have through hard work, marriage, earnest study or just wild but plain luck.  perhaps it could be re-worded. it's not losing one's desire that could make us content. but finding peace within ourselves that, that there are just things outside our reach despite the strongest of desires.  in tennis, the player who wins is said to be the one who wants it more.  i don't think so. you may want as much but can only do as much. contentment is accepting the limits of who we are.  

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