I really like CP’s writing, so I’m reblogging his “Mixed Feelings and Conflicting Thoughts.” His blogs are always engaging, insightful, and edifying. So, without further delay, I give you a really nice piece from Papagni Pages…
We live in a time of extreme superficiality and greed. I watched highlights of the arrival of “stars” to this year’s Met Gala and all I could think about was excess, but who am to judge. Some would argue that the Gala is raising millions of dollars for good causes and I’m sure that is true; however, I know from experience (I ran a foundation for 10 years) that in order to make money, you have to spend money. Charity on that level is extremely complicated. I am certain there were millions spent on this event and I can’t help but wonder how many people could have benefited from that money.
I wonder if Lady Gaga struggled with the amount spent to display her dress? For me, there is only one answer to this question and that answer is that it doesn’t matter. What matters is how I live…
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‘Question Everything’, a great song by the little known band 8stops7.
One of my good friends reminds me that questions are one of the best ways for us to learn. I play ultimate frisbee to a relatively high level, and if we stop seeking to improve our play by learning new strategies and tactics we risk being left behind.
Change is tough, and the answers to our questions aren’t always easy to find, but they are worth searching for.