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November 2, 2004

Life Isn't About Keeping Score

Life isn't about keeping score.

It's not about how many people
you number as your friends,
Or how accepted you are.
Nor about your plans this weekend
or if you'll be alone.
It isn't about who your family is
or how much money they have.
Not what kind of car you drive,
Or where you went to school.
It's not about how beautiful
or ugly you think you are.
Or what clothes you wear,
Or what kind of music you listen to.
It's not about if your hair is blonde,
red, black, or brown,
Or if your skin is too light or too dark.
Not about what grades you get,
how smart you are,
how smart everybody else thinks you are,
or how smart standardized tests say you are.
It's not about what clubs you're in
or how good you are at "your" sport.
It's not about the talents
you were born with,
Or your chosen vocation in life.
Life is about who you love and who you hurt.
It's about who you make happy
or unhappy with intent.
It's about keeping or betraying trust.
It's about friendship,
used as a sanctity or a weapon.
It's about what you say and mean,
maybe hurtful, maybe heartening.
About starting rumors
and contributing to petty gossip.
It's about what judgments you pass
and who they trickle down to.
It's about who you've ignored
with purpose and full control.
It's about jealousy, fear,
anger, ignorance, and revenge.
It's about carrying inner hate and love,
letting it grow and spreading it.

But most of all...

it's about using your life to touch
or poison other people's hearts
in such a way that could have
never occurred alone, without you.
It's about lifting people up,
instead of contributing to their downfall.
It's about spreading joy and hope,
instead of sorrow and despair.
Only you can choose the way
those hearts are affected
by your touch...
and those are the choices
that life is all about.