Nov 26, 2015 9:15 PM GMT
I'm listening to a group of lectures on world mythology and the book of Job came up. I really love the message Job sends which is that as humans we don't simply deserve happiness and prosperity simply by being or even by being goood. Its not that I want to suffer but its a very humbling and provocative question to ask. Do I deserve happiness. Do I deserve a boyfriend, a hot boyfriend, a fulfilling career, wealth, good looks or even a support network. As an American I grew up indoctrinated with the idea that hard work is rewarded. While this can be comforting and motivating it can also lead to frustration, misunderstanding and anger. I think this is particularly important in the dating world when so many of us approach dating from a sense of entitlement.