simply fantastic

Posted in Uncategorized by Stephen Stonestreet on October 16, 2008

Humans, as a species, are constantly, and in every way, comparing themselves to one another, which, given the brief nature of their existence, seems an oddity and, for that matter, a waste. Nevertheless, this is the driving influence behind every human’s social development, their emotional health and sense of joy, and, sadly, their greatest tragedies. It is as though something that helped them function and live well has gone missing, and they are pining for that missing thing in all sorts of odd methods, none of which are working. The greater tragedy is that very few people understand they have the disease. This seems strange as well because it is obvious. To be sure, it is killing them, and yet sustaining their social and economic systems. They are an entirely beautiful people with a terrible problem.
— Donald Miller – Searching for God Knows What (p 92)


[thanks to my friend Harry]


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  1. amoslanka said, on October 17, 2008 at 12:53 am

    Donald speaks well. Its as though we all know we’re being lied to, we’re being sold something that we know is wrong, but we dont know what is wrong about it so we accept it anyway. Eventually it becomes the only thing we know and we become more entrenched in it even if we were to get a glimpse of how we’re being lied to. What irony humanity finds itself in.

  2. Stephen Stonestreet said, on October 17, 2008 at 1:11 am

    so true, my friend. so true. and donald is pretty amazing. i hope i can write like him someday:)

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