Status

This post brought out so many deep thoughts in me that I felt I must repost it.

james keeney hill

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A friend told me a while ago that my desire to write and publish, as well as having this blog, exposed my desire for fame.  I’m not sure I convinced him that I wanted nothing to do with fame.  Not that I’m immune to wanting a little attention, or recognition, for creating something of value.  That’s human nature.  Though my primary motivation is creative expression, I wouldn’t mind earning financial freedom in the process.

When I was younger and more naïve, I would have welcomed fame, even though it probably would have killed me.  I would have feasted on the elevated status of being someone of merit – a rock or movie star or celebrated artist that the girls all looked up to, only I never would have been able to handle the pressure.  I would have been too unbalanced, too unstable, too drunk on my success and probably literally drunk to…

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At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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3 Responses to Status

  1. Helen says:

    Interesting read. I don’t think there is a simple explanation – have you seen the film Bowling for Columbine?

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