Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Chasing Rainbows

Dreams are important.  I'm not talking about the kind you wake up from in the middle of the night.  I'm talking about those things that you want to accomplish with your life -- the big things.  Like owning your own business or writing a book.

I believe that when we quit having something to work for we start dying.  There has to be something to make us get out of bed in the morning or we will start to moulder and decay.

The "Entitlement Society" that has been created in this country is a group that has no dream.  Their dream was stolen by dependency.  They are going through the motions of living but have no purpose for their life except to get the next handout.  If it is not forthcoming they cry foul and protest the injustice.  They are decaying and it can be seen in the very fabric of our country.  The rot is spreading because it is easier to succumb than to resist.

There are exceptions.  Occasionally there are those whose fall into dependency was caused by uncontrollable circumstance.  Most that fall into that category detest their state and have a desire to escape.  Some will but many will not.

So, why did I title this post "Chasing Rainbows?"  Because it is better to chase after something that we will never catch than it is do nothing to improve our circumstance.  Somewhere along the way perhaps we will find real treasure that isn't a pot of gold at the end.  We will find treasure in the relationships and accomplishments that we garner along the path.  But, even these are fleeting unless they are rooted in eternity.  Only a few find that narrow path.

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