That is really one of my favourite quotes from S.O.’s last album – ‘So It Ends’. I recently read an article where the writer compared “emotional pain” and “physical pain”, and within the context of the article it may have been alright, but the quote in the image above immediately came to mind.
Recently, I pondered in the comments section of a wonderful blog why we as humans only seem to be able to appreciate a thing or a state when we have experienced/observed the absence of said thing or opposite of that state. If you will, read this article here titled – The $70,000 Minimum Wage Experiment Reveals A Dark Truth and ponder with me in the comments section :).
Here’s an excerpt from CS Lewis’ Mere Christianity;
“We say that people are proud of being rich, or clever, or good-looking, but they are not. They are proud of being richer, or cleverer, or better-looking than others… It is comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest.”
Together Against Extrabiblical Methods – Read Here
This article sorta addresses something that was (and is still is) on my mind. I wrote about it briefly in this post here. Here’s an excerpt from the article;
“The truth is that the gospel doesn’t need to be cleverly packaged—it simply needs to be preached. …Making it attractive to the world would require altering the message itself…”
During the week, the news of the attack in Brussels filtered in to the workplace and a discussion ensued on the value of life (in “developed” countries versus Nigeria) and statements like “1000 Nigerian lives is not worth the life of one American” were uttered in the same breath as “maybe if we valued our lives as much as they valued theirs…”. More recently, any time I find myself in what I consider to be a typical Nigerian situation”, I find that Ayo Sogunro’s Everything In Nigeria Will Kill You almost always has something for it. It’s interesting. I hope I get to meet him someday. Read the titlular piece included in the book here. I hope to write some posts on the encroaching or innate state of apathy that seems to exist.