Tuesday, June 24, 2008

the golden rule via anne lamott

this is a quote from grace (eventually):

“I remembered my secular father’s only strong spiritual directive: Don’t be an asshole, and make sure everybody eats."

that, my friends, is an absolutely brilliant spiritual plan. a plan for how to live.

notice, i don't say "truth" or "model" or "principle," because "plan" is better. it's about doing, not thinking about doing. you can consider the importance of not being an asshole, but it's far better just to choose to be a decent person who's not a jerk.


cool jerk


clean jerk

i would've included a series of assholes, but that seemed inappropriate.

1 comment:

CoachPeacock said...

I sent this to you once before and thought it appropriate to remind you of it again.