I hate admitting this, but: I am stuck. Not stuck in the sense that I cannot finish, but stuck in the sense that the piece is not coming together the way I’d like, and there are not enough minutes left in Monday before Tuesday arrives. I can usually beat my self-imposed deadlines well enough with my polishes/updates of preexisting entries, but wholly original ones (you’re the first class to receive this one) take much longer, and I haven’t given myself enough time to publish this entry with pride. This post will have to serve as a placeholder until I’ve finished the actual entry.
The ideas I’m juggling this week include:
The human need to share juxtaposed with the human need to possess – both material things and people (can one love unselfishly?)
The struggle to live the “right” way in a world that doesn’t always empower individuals to do so
Whether one should make decisions that reflect one’s character or that achieve desired consequences
How wide-ranging one’s concerns should be – about oneself? One’s family? Friends? Community? Country? Species?