How do you teach a fish that water is wet?
"Good job." I said
"That wasn't me. I can do nothing. God did it." He replied.
"Well, you still did a good job."
"I can't take any pride in that. I am just a sinner, with no merit of my own."
"Right, You are just a tool in God's hand. Just like a hammer a carpenter used to build a house."
"Yeah, it's wrong to feel pride."
"Well remember, there you were in the hardware store, lying in a bin with all the other hammers.
When God reached in and grabbed a hammer to use building this house, he grabbed you.
True, its not because you were any better than the other hammers.
God could have used any hammer he wanted, but for this house he used you.
So feel good."
I want A.
I can't have A. But I can have B instead.
Can my happiness with B ever completely satisfy my desire for A?
If no, my continued unfulfilled desire for A will never allow me to be happy.
Semi-Retired Civil Engineer currently a student of Philosophy, Literature and Art in the context of a Great Books Curriculum at Gutenberg College