Dreamers of the Day

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible." -T.E. Lawrence, "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom"

Monday, December 05, 2005

Anxiety

"Anxiety is the result of the perception of the truth of one's condition."

-Ernest Becker, The Denial of Death

12 Comments:

At 7:08 AM, Blogger Creth said...

very true

 
At 10:56 AM, Blogger christian said...

Hmm...I don't know that I like how he's stated it, but generally I agree.

 
At 11:08 AM, Blogger Creth said...

I agree with Christian, if this is in fact what he is saying, when I say that I think this could have been worded a little differenlty... and would then be more attractive, as a statement

 
At 5:57 AM, Blogger Micah & Brad said...

So, are you confessing that you're anxious about something?

Creth, WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT!!! I don't even think what you said is a real sentence. Besides that, you said it was "very true" at first... conformist! I think I'm going to have to change your "special" name.

 
At 8:48 AM, Blogger Creth said...

Micah.

yes. I'm anxious about something, and that something could change by the next time we "comment"

what I was saying is that the statement alone is a true statement, however I believe the word choice could have been different (as is true with almost anything stated using words)

 
At 9:18 AM, Blogger Jason Mayes said...

I like this definition not because it encompasses the meaning of anxiety, but the root. When I am anxious, is when I have forgotten who I am.

Micah-I wouldn't say I am anxious for any particular thing. I found this definition amusing and I thought it might help someone. I do become anxious about the future often, but the more I know Christ, the more I know myself and the easier it is to deflect those thoughts.

 
At 9:20 AM, Blogger Micah & Brad said...

I wasn't asking YOU if you were anxious. I was asking JASON (who is most definitely MIA). But since you mentioned it, are you still anxious?

Okay, about the name - Christian is now Diamond Dreamer (because of his most recent post - Celeb Dreamer just didn't have the same ring), and since you just wanted to be like Christian, you are now Diamond Dreamer Follower. Got it? If you like LOTR hater better, fine by me!

 
At 12:04 PM, Blogger Creth said...

ouch

 
At 5:42 AM, Blogger Micah & Brad said...

Jason- of course that's true. There are so many times that I am anxious/nervous about a particular thing, but in reality, when it is put in perspective of eternity, it is nothing! Then I feel really stupid for being anxious about it in the first place!

Creth- sorry. A little too harsh? Or you want your old name back?

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger Creth said...

I am anxious about things that WON'T GO AWAY

and yes, I guess my old name was better???

 
At 11:30 AM, Blogger christian said...

My right leg is almost always anxious.

 
At 9:16 PM, Blogger amy said...

This is big. Really big. I'm storing this for later.

 

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