Thursday, August 07, 2008

On Whether It Is Good To Be Taken In

In honor of our interns' last day, I present this sapient insight that one of them left me with:

"If you live your life such that you never get taken advantage of, then you're probably not helping anyone." - V.S.

Yeah you can have twenty one sons and be blood when they marry my daughters


Ben said...

I take that if you're open and willing to help people, you will probably be taken advantage of....but that it's still worth it to help people. I agree wholeheartedly. (And if I interpreted that incorrectly, I agree wholeheartedly with my incorrect interpretation of your intern's wisdom.)

Reminds me of a song quote which expresses a similar, but not the same, thought: "I'd rather be hurt than be numb."

Probably it's easier for me to remember the quote because it's from a song I wrote but never finished.

Matthew B. Novak said...

You got it exactly Ben.