goal number two - i finished tuesdays with morrie. great book. my friend's english 3 class is reading it now (juniors). i think that's awesome. it's a book that can say different things to different people depending on what they need to hear. i think it could even say different things to the same person at different stages in life. i'm going to try to read it again in another ten years. this is what it said to me now:
"the culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. and you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it."
"so many people walk around with a meaningless life. they seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. this is because they're chasing the wrong things. the way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning."