Monday, January 30, 2006

What REALLY Matters...

I was thinking the other day and I was thinking...

...what really matters in life?

I mean we can look at it two different ways...

1.) What really seems to matter right now? In the present. The near future.

or...

2.) What is something that matters now and it will really seem to matter 20 years down the road?

First instance...with number one...

It might really seem important and really seem to matter right now whether you'll have a boyfriend/girlfriend in about two weeks. Why's that? Because it will be Valentine's day. At this time, we might think it will be the end of the world if we don't have a "sweetie" on Febuary the 14th, but twenty years down the road, will it really matter if you didn't have a box of candies with a mushy little card attached to it or not on Feb. 14, 2006?

But I don't say this to say things in the present won't really matter down the road. That is not it at all...

I think if we only let the things that were going to have an impact on us some 20 years down the road matter in our daily lives, we would have pretty uneventful lives on a daily basis.

We've got to get excited and worried and care about some of the less "impactful" things still.

Soo.....

1) what is "mattering" to you right now, but it might not be such a "matter" on down the road?

and..

2) what is mattering to you right now that will "matter" some 20 years down the road also?

3 comments:

Ellison said...

Are those rhetorical questions or do you actually want us to answer?

FeedingYourMind said...

I want you to really answer them...

...whether you POST your answers or not, that's up to you.

If you wanna share...go for it!

Mark E. Lopez said...

What matters is a pinpoint in time, dependent on 'you' at the time.

But you're never going to be the same over time.