Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Yesterday's gifts

I've wondered, though, if one of the reasons we fail to acknowledge the brilliance of life is because we don't want the responsibility inherent in the acknowledgement. We don't want to be characters in a story because characters have to move and breathe and face conflict with courage. And if life isn't remarkable, then we don't have to do any of that; we can be unwilling victims rather than grateful participants.

Donald Miller
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years:
How I Learned to Live a Better Story

I recommend that the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast.
Viktor E. Frankl
Man's Search for Meaning

1 comment:

  1. LOL to the Viktor E. Frankl quote, especially as it follows the Donald Miller quote...I run into too many people who prefer to be 'victims' in life here on the West Coast, specifically in Los Angeles, so a Statue of RESPONSIBILITY could be a great thing, only it might fall on deaf ears ;)