Sunday, May 29, 2011

Quote of the day

"Don’t lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don’t have a career. You have a life. Do the work. Keep the faith. Be true blue."

From Dear Sugar, 02/10/11, Tiny Beautiful Things

In our American society how do we define the self?

You are what you have.
You are what you do.
You are what you be.

In Unitarian Universalism we believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person even when they have nothing, do nothing, and are nothing.

Tough teaching. Tough to practice. If UUs could do it, they would be distinctive in the world. But alas, we have difficulty practicing what we preach, but we try, we aspire, we desire.

1 comment:

  1. What is the Unitarian Universalist teaching on work? Do UUs have one?

    Most Americans are brainwashed in public schooling to come up with the "right answer" and to check their critical thinking at the door. This makes them piable and obedient workers which deadens the spirit.

    The antidote to boredom is alcohol, drugs, pornography, gambling, and above all else - shopping.

    Americans are socialized to shop, and to shop for stuff they don't even need.

    What does our religion have to say about any of this? Do our UU theologians deal with these issues?