First Things First

Friday, February 26, 2010

I am not really sure why I started this blog. It's kind of like a 12 year old with pierced ears- everyone else has them, so why don't I? I'm not really expecting something great to come from this blog. And you probably shouldn't expect the next great American novel to come from it either. It's just an outlet for my thoughts and... whatever else.

I'm doing a term paper for my lived theology class on the Dalai Lama. He's probably in the top 100 people I'd like to meet. Maybe the top 50. (But considering I haven't made that particular list yet, it's hard to say.) He is a most interesting person. It's hard exactly to pinpoint what about him is so cool. Is it the fact that he's leading a country and a religion simultaneously? Or that he's been relentlessly negotiating peace talks with China for over 50 years? Maybe it's that he became the Dalai Lama at the age of 4.


I'm sitting here at the age of 21 feeling a little behind on my life because I haven't become a religious leader yet. Alexander the Great was king of Macedonia at the age of 20. Victoria became the Queen of Britain at 18. Mary was the mother of Jesus when she was probably about 13 or 14.

I should get on this. Lead a country, start a war, become a religious leader.

Maybe tomorrow.

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