Monday, September 25, 2006

sheep or wolf?

met mr. parmet the other day and on his biz card it says

The price of being a sheep is BOREDOM.
The price of being a wolf is LONELINESS.
Choose one or the other with great care.

2 comments:

Fairy Tales and Fireflies said...

I'm not sure being a sheep means boredom. I think it means learning dependence on the Shepherd and trusting him to guide you where you need to be. It also means community with the other sheep. It also means protection and life.
Just a few thoughts on being a sheep.

dragonFLY said...

Absolutely. Depending on what "sheep" you're talking about...

When I read this quote, I was in the mindset that "sheep" meant people who have to follow everyone else, even false shepherds who have no business leading any flock/group/herd. To me, it's about being who you are and not being defined by any other person. A recurring DragonFLY theme. And, of course, we know what happens to wolves who act out with ill intent...They end up alone and without anyone.

For me, this quote is more about the choice of being yourself, being like everyone else or being against everyone.

Just some background on Mr. Parmet -- He recently set off on his own business venture based on his talents and skills. Since then, he shared how he could never go back to working in an office setting. In addition, it has given him more time with his family. Plus, he gets to wear jeans and has no commute.