6/05/2007

Important Thoughts #6...

I got up at 7am this morning, as per my list of weekly goals, and I opened up my internet browser to peruse the latest happenings. On my google homepage I have a "daily quotes" feature. Well, today in the daily quotes, I found this little gem from Kurt Vonnegut:

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be."

This quote is so deep it almost seems like a crime that it's so short. I feel like it should only be read as part of a sermon or a speech. It's so true. No matter who we say we are, no matter who we want to be, we become who we act as. Sooner or later the deception, the pretending, becomes reality. We should, therefore, definitely be careful who we pretend to be. Maybe we shouldn't pretend at all...

2 comments:

Alli Hibb said...

So, do you think if I pretend long enough I will become British?

Josh(ua) Treece said...

Naw, you'd need to be able to pretend to have a good British accent for that!