Monday, February 19, 2007

A bigger purpose

"There's more to living than being alive"

I've heard these words in similar contexts and phrasings before, but the new Anberlin song kind of put a better tune to it (literally). I think people, maybe Americans in general have this habit and tendency to obtain things. By this I mean it seems like the goal of almost everyone I know (including myself at times) is to acquire things. The problem I'm finding with this practice is that things, by nature, are reinvented, usurped and surpassed regularly which leaves an empty and hungry void within the acquirer. Following this system, more things are purchased and outdated and the cycle repeats itself until we die, dissatisfied and emptied.

There's more to living than being alive. Maintaining homeostasis seems to be the goal of so many people. Just skating by and just surviving seem to be the basest of man's desires, but I just have to feel like we are meant for more. Call it a calling, call it a purpose call it whatever you want, but there's a feeling inside me that tells me that there is so much more out there for us than just making it through the day.

I just want to live for a bigger reason.

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