It’s Saturday, which means it’s once again time to pull Dr. Gregory Stock’s The Book of Questions down off my shelf, close my eyes, and pick something both random and interesting for us to ponder. And goody for me, I found one.
There is a small stack of papers beside me as I type this, a rough draft for a future post about how and why we tend to compare ourselves to others. Call it an inborn sense of competitiveness or an equally inborn tendency to prove ourselves worthy. Regardless, we all tend to judge the quality of our lives according to the lives of others. That’s true with me, anyway.
We all want a lot of different things in life; what would fulfill me might not for you, and vice versa. But I think we could all agree that at the core what we want most is a sense of satisfaction, a knowledge that we have contributed something to make the world a better place.
With that in mind, here’s the weekend’s question:
If 100 people your age were chosen at random, how many do you think you’d find leading a more satisfying life than yours?
Feel free to answer in the comments…