Sunday, August 28, 2011

Spiritual Sundays

“We invest a great deal in the acquisition of stuff. Companies bombard us with slick, relentless propaganda as to why we must have their stuff and judge an individual’s success by their stuff’s sheer quantity and supposed quality. I like stuff. I especially like the word stuff. But consumption never was creativity; it brings few lasting satisfactions and can bring burdensome debts. Stuff beyond our basic needs does not liberate. Consider the overall investment of your time. You have to shop for stuff. You have to clean, maintain and organize stuff. You lose stuff. You look for stuff. You polish stuff. Secure it against theft, trip over it, recharge it, upgrade it, accessorize it, pack it, move it, unpack it, insure it, fix it, and eventually sell, trash or bequeath it. Stuff has no use beyond this life and it takes a lot from us. Very much unlike stuff, knowledge has few such liabilities. Knowledge does not depreciate but grows deeper, stronger and more valuable with each use.”
- Shawn W. Miller, BYU Devotional, August 3, 2010 (punctuation my own)

7 comments:

Alysha said...

Great quote!!!!

Chelsea Belle said...

Can't imagine why this quote would appeal to you right now:)

Need any help moving your STUFF?

Tongue River Boulters said...

I love this quote can I steal it??
Kari

me said...

I lOVE this!!!!

Kristin said...

How much longer till that baby comes? I've been thinking of you lately, I hope all is well!

Kathleen Boland said...

Awesome!!!!

Sarah Shaw said...

stealing the quote too...thanks. PS Oliver is Gorgeous!