Does your life matter?
There is no escaping them: At newsstands, in checkout lines, in advertisements… the “famous” ambush us with their non-ordinariness. Their fame and their exceptional lives are dangled in front of us as something to be envied and as something to be desired. As a result many of us live our ordinary lives as if the days that constitute them are simply some kind of interruption on our way to happiness. Since the day in which I find myself is actually the only occasion in which to be happy, is it any wonder that our disconnectedness from our daily living leaves us with little clue about how to “become” happy? When we view the life that we are living as interfering with our pursuit of happiness we guarantee that we will never find that happiness.
And then there’s Mother Theresa, that skinny little Albanian whose first priority was not “How can
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