So anyway here I am posting from one of our clients computers while I wait for Office 2003 to install, and I look over at the day calender that a previous employee has left at this desk. The quote for today is " A person who believes-That there is a whole of which one is a part, and that in being a part one is whole-such a person has no desire whatever, at any time, to play God. Only those who have denied their being yearn to play at it." -Ursula K Le Guin
Now really, this isn't true. I feel that I am a part of society as a whole and I don't feel whole if I isolate myself, especially from one individual, Fiona, if this week has taught me anything it is how much I don't feel whole without her. She is working night-shift.
But the rest of this quote goes on to say the people who feel this connection would never desire to turn their hand towards omnipotence... I don't think soooo. I still play games where I am a godlike creature, or build computers that have a life of their own :), and we have a child on the way, sure some would say this is not playing God, but I think to an extent it is, this child will be shaped by what you teach them, and what you expose them too. In turn this child will pass on to its children, or it may possibly rebel throwing in our ideas and have new ideas of its own, but it will still have some basis on the grounding we give it.
So yes let me have community, let me have society, the internet and family, but let me also have untold power and riches, lets not forget the riches :P
Peace out all.
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