A Haiku - Commitment
Are you committed?
Are your standards firm, in place?
Committed to what?
Have you dedicated your life to something that will make a real difference?
Can we be committed to anything of value, if we settle for the average?
Can we be committed, if we stand aloof, disinterested in the issues affecting us?
Can we be committed, if we take no risks to advance our goals and values?
Can we be committed to something, anything, that will make our life have greater meaning and purpose?
What do we risk, if we are not committed to anything?
Does it matter in some grand scheme of things, if just I.... as a child of God.... should decide not to be committed to anything but my own safety, ease, and going along with the crowd and adopting their values to fit in and be considered "normal," non-threatening, and someone who just "fits in"?
I guess my question is: "Is any one life important? Is mine?"
© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
What is the highest purpose of our brains? Surely it can be more than mere self-preservation.
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