I wish I had something profound to say today. Instead, I feel very small and lacking wisdom. What is this miniscule blip of consciousness we have that constantly thinks, “Me, me, me!” while all around us is a vast Universe and a sea of (suffering) humanity on this one rock we call earth?
My “me, me, me” was noticing that if I can somehow attract 54 more people to my blog, I will have had 10,000 views — and then I’d be somebody. Relatively speaking, of course, because I just saw a blog that had well over 1,000,000 hits. Imagine that! That guy really is somebody! So, no, when I hit the 10,000 mark, I’ll still be little old me with the same problems, the same heartaches, the same aspirations, the same unfulfilled passions.
Now I think again of my mother. She was born on a dirt-poor farm in rural Arkansas in 1925 and died in 2012. Except for 2 years in Washington, DC, she lived her entire life in Arkansas. I wonder how many people actually heard her words or knew her thoughts? She was 86 years old when she passed away. So if she spoke to 100 new people every single year of her life, she would have had 8,600 “hits.” (I’m sorry — not that anything she had to say would have amounted to much.)
Me — I’ve lived in Arkansas, Tennessee, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington, DC, plus the England (UK). I’ve traveled to most of the states east of the Mississippi and quite a few west of the Mississippi. I’ve been to Mexico, Canada, Finland, and Wales. Not a huge amount of travel, but much more than my mom.
Are my words any more valuable, or do I have to wait for 1,000,000 hits on my blog? I think my words are fairly okay, because I’m only human after all.
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