Monday, June 27, 2011

Are you getting good?

"When a man is getting better he understand more and more clearily the evil that is still left in him. when a man is getting worse he understands his own badness less and less. A moderatley bad man knows he is not very good. A throughly bad man thinks he is alright....... good people know about both good and evil: bad people do not know either."

Friday, June 10, 2011

One Fractured Dream at a Time

When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful.
~Barbara Bloom

Friday, June 3, 2011

2 paths

Righteous LDS young men are given clear goals: get an education, serve a mission, get married, work to provide for your family. A young man can safely make a single generalized career plan: prepare to work full-time in a position that will support a family until retirement. Brother may change jobs from time to time, but the general plan will remain intact.
Sister is likely to perceive her duties as: get as much education as you can; go on a mission if you feel so inspired; get married if a worthy man asks; stay home with your children if you get married and are able to have children; provide for your family if your husband dies, is disabled, or leaves you; provide for yourself if you stay single or somehow lose your husband; help provide for your family if your husband gets laid off or your family encounters other difficult circumstances...and so on.