1.11.2009

Contentment

I would say that I am pretty content with my life. I like where I live and the people that I live around and I'm ok with my personality.

Most wisdom calls us to be content - to be content with our station in life, to be content with our loved ones, to be content with ourselves. But, I was thinking about it today and the world does not change through contentment. At least it takes a stirring of hearts or a dislike of something to invoke a change.

So, my question is: Where is the balance between contentment and the unrest that creates change? If we are to be content, would that not be a bland life? Would people create things that are better if they are truly content?

Please, discusss.

2 comments:

thatgirl99 said...

Hey dear. You raise an interesting point. When is contentment more like complacency? When do we choose to ascend above it?

Sorry I'm not the philosophical type. Just wanted to say hi and that I'm glad to hear you're doing well and at home in gorgeous Isla Vista. I saw your December blog on myspace too. I hope God's been working on that..

Veronica said...

Interesting. I'll have to chew on that one for a while and get back to you. when is it contentment and when is it complancency? hmmm...