Friday, November 21, 2008

percentage of soul

last saturday, the movie the wedding crashers was on television. i watched parts of it off and on, especially for the scene where john beckworth, owen wilson's character in the movie, tells a woman:

"people say we only use 10 percent of our brains, but i believe we only use 10 percent of our hearts."

yeah, it's one cheesy pickup line. i got a chuckle out of it. but it got me to think:

what of our souls? what percentage of them do we use?

what of the people who have no souls, who would commit evil like coldblooded murder like i would take out the garbage?

and what of the people with small souls, like most materialists and conformists -- that is, many business people in the u.s.?

maybe people like mohandes gandhi or st. francis -- have great souls, or use more than 10 percent of theirs.

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