Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday Family Stories

As I sit here in my office on a Sunday AM, I am feeling a little hypocritical writing a blog post about family friendliness.  I have been in my office since 7:03 AM and just finished grading some 70 assignments and I am waiting to meet a few students whose major projects are due tomorrow.

On one part, I love my dedication to my students and believe that I am demonstrating the willingness to go above and beyond in order to do the best job possible.  On the other hand, I am also demonstrating a lack of family values and potentially placing my priorities in the wrong order.

So I sit here for a couple minutes considering this quandary. This is an age old question that the Buddhist philosophers in particular have been pondering and debating for centuries.  How does one really achieve the middle path or a balanced life?  Is it possible or merely an illusion?

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