Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Being Vs Having

At mass this weekend, our deacon made reference to a writing of Pope John Paul II where he emphasized "being" vs "having". These approaches or mindsets might align well with the concept of cycles. The expansion cycle is a time where the masses focus on "having", while the contraction commences with a shift towards "being". I'm constantly assaulted for being a pessimist and "gloom n' doomer" for my economic outlook, but I continue to emphasize that the contraction cycle will bring many great things. A shift to "being" from "having" will be good for all. A mindset of "supersize me" evolving towards "we" and "us" will be a good thing. Less of "having" and more of "being" will be a welcomed shift. Keep your eyes open and ears to the ground. A transition is rapidly occurring.

A nice article on the subject:

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