Friday, May 13, 2011
The words "...sell themselves for naught" have been running through my brain for the past week or so. I've been pondering on just what this means. I mean, I've read them many times in the past, but my eyes have gone right over them. Have you ever read something and certain words stick out to you so much that it's all you can remember? That's how this has been.
Sell yourself for naught--sell yourself for nothing. I've heard a lot lately about people who are addicted to various substances. They not only sell themselves for nothing, they sell themselves for worse than nothing--diseases, terrible sicknesses, early aging....They sell their very lives for things that destroy them.
Yes, in this day and age, we sell ourselves for nothing.
These words also made me think about how I use my time. Do I sell myself--my time and effort--for naught? Yes, life is to be used for the betterment of yourself and others, but do I use it for that purpose? Do I miss out on opportunities because I can't get past what I want?
So, we all have time wasters, but how do you come to a balancing point? Are there some things that you spend your time on that bring nothing into your life? I really enjoy facebook. I love that it's connected me to so many others, but I have to share that too much time on anything is selling myself for naught. I check in daily. I try to uplift others. I don't, however do the games. That's right, I have no farm. That, although entertaining, can be a huge time sucker, and what do you get out of it? Naught.
There are so many offerings out there that do nothing for us. The word "sell" at this point in our world, with the economy being what it is, really stands out. We, ourselves, are our most vital commodity. What are we selling ourselves for?