How Do You Stay Humble?

pen figure“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less. -C. S. Lewis”

We all complain about the imposition of social media in our lives. We all confront the photos of our friends’ glorious vacations, gourmet meals and glamorous partners, accompanied by descriptions with at least three !!! If we don’t get out there and try to compete, will we be judged by potential friends, employers, or suitors as inadequate, as not worth getting to know?

While I certainly appreciate the connections we now enjoy and the ability to stay in touch with many more people than ever before, I wonder about the way we are not so subtly changing as we put our lives out there for all to see. If we’re all the stars of our own shows, who then is the audience?
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If we are all writing blogs, who is left to read them all?

That’s the kind of thinking that kept me from posting here in some time. I think I’d like to get back to writing, but the above concerns remain. My initial intent was to feature one thing I found worth appreciating each day, without being too Pollyannish about it. Even so, it’s still writing about me, and not issues or ideas.

But I think it’s worth the effort. So today I embrace the technology and current trends. I won’t consider how this is yet one more blog in the blogosphere, but instead, focus on it being one positive attempt to make some sense of and shine some lights on what I find good and true in (my little corner of) the world.

And while I will be thinking of myself as I write, I will be thinking more about the people, places and things I bring here in order to recognize and acknowledge them.

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......former public defender/legal aid lawyer, Teach For America teacher, and always running....

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