defines “Worship” as an act of religious devotion. It is derived from the word
“worthscipe” which means worthiness or worth-ship which is to give worth to
I wanted to talk about it in a non-religious concept.
are all guilty of putting too much worth
on things. We exert so much effort acquiring things only to waste more energy getting
worried that we’d lose any of it.
makes for a hard and tiring life. Writer
David Foster Wallace, in his 2005 commencement speech “This is Water” said:
… pretty much anything
else you worship will eat you alive. If you worship money and
things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never
have enough, never feel you have enough. Worship your body and
beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly. And when time and age
start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally grieve you.
Worship power, you will
end up feeling weak and afraid, and you will need ever more power over others
I've been a fan of poker since I learned it from my guy friends. And I think its weird that guys kind of have their "poker nights" where they drink, tell stories and gamble as part of their male bonding rites.
Their conversation usually goes like this:
Guy Friend 1: Poker? Guy Friend 2: Sure. How about friday night? Guy Friend 3: Bring the beer bro! Me: Uh, can I join?
Too late for them to realize that I don't know a thing about poker. So they taught me and I beat the sh*t (or chips) out of them. Too bad, we don't use real money.
Guess what? I've never been invited or allowed to join again.
Now back to the book...
Girls' Poker Night features Ruby who writes a column titled "Single Girl" (Ok, that thing about poker is just crap, the book had me at the word "Single") who decided to apply for a job in the big city to escape a relationship and find herself, then ended…