All in Life & Faith

It's popular for chronically ill people to lash out at happy people for being so, well, happy. I've been guilty of that in the past, but now I just try to help others see what they don't see. If there's anything good from pain it's perspective. So here, I give some of mine. Maybe you'll benefit.

"Reading leaves a more indelible mark on the human mind than most other forms of entertainment. Thus, choosing a book is often like choosing a particular course for one’s future: mapping out the free hours of the coming days, yes, but even more, mapping out a new mental and spiritual journey for the self to embark upon."

C. S. Lewis on Pride and the Self

"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. If everyone else became equally rich, or clever, or good-looking there would be nothing to be proud about."