“90 % of what I do, I do to piss people off because it amuses me.”
I overheard this bit of a conversation from a senior student during class as I was substitute teaching one day, and it made me think.
Yes, I admit I was disappointed to hear this sentiment.
But I also thought about my own motives and attitudes. Why do I do 90% of what I do? Is it productive? Helpful to myself or others? Is amusing ourselves the goal of life or is there something more?
While this may be a flippant statement made by a still maturing teen student, it gives us a window into much of today’s society. Where has the value of life gone? Are we so complacent by our lives, pursuits or goals that we live simply to get by or amuse ourselves?
Personally, I don’t believe that is what God intended when he created us. The Bible indicates that we were made for greatness, not simply amusement. God has intentional purpose for us each day.
What is your 90 % today?