As I’ve been making my way through the ridiculous 43 Eternal Truths, on the verge of giving up and moving on to something else, several kind people have suggested asking readers to write in with their thoughts on a given topic. So let’s try that and see what happens!*
Eternal Truth #5 is: “Nothing lasts.” One thing I’ve learned about these stupid “truths” is that it’s best not to approach them head-on; that makes you angry and doesn’t leave room for much creativity. So, for example, it’s not a good idea to ask yourself, “Is that true?” because the answer will always be, “Yes and no,” and then there is nothing else to say.
So here are some things I’m curious about, and would love to hear your thoughts on:
- It is useful to live as though nothing lasts?
- What does “lasts” even mean? Endures? Goes on forever?
- What makes “nothing lasts” worth stating as an “eternal truth?” Why does it matter?
- Do you have any examples of things that last?
- Do you have examples of things that you wish would “last?”
So feel free to comment or to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you don’t want your comments to be public and I will post them without your name. Also, if you are photographically inclined, send me some pictures and let me know how they relate to this topic.
*[Please write in. I’ll be really embarrassed if you don’t. And for everyone who has wanted to make a comment but doesn’t because you’re self-conscious and think you don’t have anything worthwhile to say, trust me when I tell you that (1) you do, (2) one of the main reasons people blog is because they are comment hogs, so you are doing me a favor by commenting, and, more seriously, (3) the most rewarding and fun part of writing is connection and conversation, and feeling like you are part of something. That includes you. Always.