Fantastic-ness

I can’t say that every moment of every day for me feels fantastic.

At least, not yet. I’ve got some work to do in that area.

But I can honestly say that most do.

This surprises some people, and for some, it is even bothersome, annoying, or perhaps brings up feelings of anger.

Well, I wish it didn’t, but, it’s true. It not some ‘fake fantastic-ness’.

Here’s the thing: I know I’m not alone in this outlook.

Here’s a quote from David Foster Wallace’s famous speech (also now a book in print) This Is Water:

“It will actually be within your power to experience a crowded, hot, slow consumer-hell-type situation as not only meaningful, but sacred, on fire with the same force that lit the stars – compassion, love, the subsurface unity of all things.”

David foster wallace, “THIS IS WATER

It’s a choice. A mindset that we all choose to adopt, or not.

Sometimes I choose not to, and instead to allow myself to be angry or frustrated for a bit.

I do my best to make that choice consciously.

It’s when we make that choice unconsciously that we’re in trouble.

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