Tuesday, July 03, 2007

A Fate Much Worse...

I was listening to the "Screwtape Letters" the other day. And one line from Letter XII struck me: "I now see that I spent most of my life in doing neither what I ought to nor what I liked."

That is a fate even worse than Babbitt that was quoted by Joseph Campbell (see blog entry), a person who never did what he wanted to in life.

And I think the Devil does get people to do that. He overworks people in the office for some measly promotion, pay raise or prestigious title but they sacrifice what they want to do (their dreams) and what they ought to do. (Their duty to love themselves, their family and their fellow man).

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