"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.