Chasing Contentment by Erik Reymond, Free for CAPC Members
In Chasing Contentment, Erik Reymond identifies the lie that satisfaction and contentment come through consumption.
We’ve already got quite a few excellent articles queued up for this coming week. Expect them to begin early tomorrow. In the meantime, Tony Kummer over at Said at Southern has tagged me for the Spring Reading Days Meme.
Some of you may wonder what on earth “Spring Reading Days” even is. Allow me to explain.
If you go to a normal school, you will experience what is known as Spring Break. This is a week-long experience with quite a bit of cultural baggage. Most Americans think “Spring Break” and associate it with beach parties, hedonism, and at the very least lots and lots of sleeping in.
Needless to say, Southern Seminary is a very different place. The phrase “Spring Break” has been transformed to “Spring Reading Days” connoting less beach-tastic excitement and imprudent actions and more… well, reading. It’s an attempt to stare one of the more popular popular culture staples in the face and say “we’re not biting.”
Of course, most students and teachers coyly acknowledge that our days during this coming week will not likely be characterized primarily by “reading.” We’ll also be writing. Oh, and some of us will be on vacation, visiting family, or catching up on movies. My only real break was this weekend which was more relaxing than usual because I don’t have any immediate classes to catch up on. I was able to watch a lot of movies and do quite a bit of reading. This coming week I will be reading even more.
And that’s when the meme comes in:
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