Advice For My Daughter: ‘Real’ and ‘Tangible’ Are Not The Same

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Legacy, Life | No Comments

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It took me a long time to truly grasp this one, but you’ll probably be much smarter than me.

Many people speak as though “real” things are the same as “tangible” things. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Here’s a quick list of things you don’t have to hold in your hands to feel how REAL they are:

  • A smile
  • The wind
  • Someone’s bad attitude
  • A melody
  • Laws/rules
  • Love
  • Hate
  • A great story

In fact, on my own “bad days” the story of what I believe to be true about the world feels like the only glue I have. The story I believe is that we’re here for a reason and that I’m surrounded by people who love me dearly. This story — not “real,” by any tangible standard — holds me together more than anything else.

And what’s more real than that?

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