Tuesday, September 2, 2008

caught in the daily muck of things...

Okay so back to Randy Pausch's book, "The Last Lecture". I know it's rather lame for me to discuss a book, but this thing has really stuck out to me on several issues of the heart.

At one point in his lecture, he mentions that he would rather have a genuine person as opposed to a hip person. And it got me thinking...
Many times in life, I will often see others do something, say something, wear something etc., and decide I want to do the same for myself. I even do this on my blog people. I will read someone else's blogs and think to myself, "Self, you should do a post like that." Or I will see an outfit that I just have to have. And then I can't wait to get it, of course in both situations, I add my own style or touch. Is that genuine? There are so many things about my life that I love and so many things in my life that I can't wait to change. The problem with that last part is that for the most part they are situations that are out of my hands. Things like getting into law school, and where our next move will be (hopefully anywhere but Oklahoma, unless it is Norman) and what kind of house we'll have. Those things I cannot do any more than what I do daily to achieve those dreams, but the waiting part just seems forever long and then I waste my time by wishing away the days to get to these things in life.

I think maybe I am struggling with contentment, but I'm not sure that is the right word either. I know what my battle is and what I need to rectify the situation. I am happy in some aspects, but when I read things like this book, I find myself wondering if I am truly genuine. If what you see from me, Samantha, is truly what you get?

I guess my concern is that when I like what the people are wearing or the ideals they live by in life, I wonder does that make me shady to want to change? Or am I ever working on making myself...a better person?

Hmmm...what to think...am I genuine or hip?

Maybe I'm both, so then am I gip/henuine?


1 comment:

Megan said...

I just wrote a blog on contement! And then erased it, but then I wrote one that dealt with it a little :-)
There is a link to the girl who did my blog design on the left side of my blog. I need a new one now!
I think if you get 'ideas' from other people and add your own flair, that is genuine, but thats just my opinion!

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