Saturday, January 06, 2007
Still working my way through Tom Wolfe's "I Am Charlotte Simmons." There have been a few good life lessons from this novel, but today I was struck by the ol' "the grass is always greener" scenario. In the book, a college Bball player, Jo Jo, wants to be regarded as having an academic mind-not just some meathead athlete. Meanwhile, the nerdy, intellectual student, Adam, wants to have the manly status of the fraternity brothers who are all trying to live up to an ideal created by ESPN and the media. Is the grass always greener on the other side of the fence? Seems to be-which is why it's always refreshing to see someone who is content and happy with their place in life. We should all strive for as much.