Sunday, August 30, 2009

Reflections: I, Me, Mine

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Ownership is a contingent, illusory thing. Some of the stuff you "own" will outlast you; you will outlast some of the stuff you own. At any time, circumstance, the law, or a person stronger or more powerful than you can take from you that which you own. In the end, we all inevitably learn that death owns our temporal self, and that God owns the part that doesn't die. So what do you "own?" You perhaps own the anxiety that is generated by your fear of losing that over which your control is so very tenuous.
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That which is shared is never given away.

Rodak said...

Care to elaborate on that?

Anonymous said...

Fuck off. See, I shared it and owned it at the same time.

No, seriously, education and knowledge are owned and when they are shared they are not given away.

Rodak said...

I'd say that they are, of necessity, shared from the git-go, and never owned. But I see where you're coming from.