Today’s post should really be called “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Admittedly I have judged a book by its cover, when I was in the 4th grade, and that book turned out to be Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. So in that instance judging a book by its cover worked swimmingly, as the Harry Potter books became my favorite series. But I digress. In general judging a book by its cover, so to speak, keeps you from discovering a myriad of wonder lying just beyond a dull exterior. This principle made itself very clear to me yesterday as I was scrolling through YouTube and came across a video of Ashton Kutcher at the Teen Choice Awards. I’m going to be honest; I started watching the video because of the headline “Ashton reveals his first name.” I don’t know why that happened to hook me, but alas it did. As I watched the video the first name thing was not interesting at all, but what followed blew my mind! I was amazed by the wisdom that came out of his mouth; I was left completely speechless. There is no prescription for where wisdom comes from. Generally, I would surmise, people aren’t watching the Teen Choice Awards in order to become enlightened. But everyone in this audience ended up receiving infinitely more than they paid for:
Thank you Ashton! The more human beings that begin “building a life” instead of living a life prescribed in advance by their predecessors, the more the world will be transformed into the heaven that it always had the potential to be.
Now for a brief update on day 3 of the “1 new thing a day challenge.” I have yet to do my new activity for the day, but last night I tried pizza with pineapple on it for the first time. I am picky eater so that was big. And it really wasn’t half bad! Although, it just left me wanting to eat pineapple on its own.