Man in the Mirror Chapter 3 Question 3 and 4
Posted by gshstudy on September 11, 2006
3) In what ways have you pursued the values of personal peace and affluence?
I was originally starting to write of how affluence never really effected me and personal peace was just a passing phase of my youth. But who would I be kidding. Even though it is less then it was in the past, they both still effect me and I struggle sometimes to remember were my focus should be.
I have noticed that during the last year the “affluence bug” has been biting a lot less. To be completely honest, I would rather be hanging around chatting with one of my brothers or sitting and writing then at the store buying new gadgets. But every once and a while it still hits.
For my last birthday I couldn’t wait to get a new portable mp3 player. Now I could listen to music anywhere. Except I discovered after a day or two that the only place I didn’t already have access to music was riding on my motorcycle. Still determined that the mp3 player was important I bought portable headphone to wear in my helmet. They hurt and fell out while riding.
However, stlill took another week to conceed that not only did I not need the mp3 player, but I didn’t even have a use for it. I just wanted it because everyone I knew had one.
4) Are you more financially successful than your parents? Is the quality of your personal life more successful than your parents? Why or why not?
I have been thinking over this question for a few days and have decided that I just don’t like it. I don’t really feel comfortable comparing myself to anyone let alone my parents. If I had to ask the question do I feel that I am financial successful, my answer would be success enough. As to the quality of my personal life, I would say not completely successful yet but I am still in training. At least it is a lot better than it was a year ago so that is a start.