Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Kings, Pawns and Knights

Hugh MacLeod at The Gaping Void Blog has this new cartoon up today (If you do not know Hugh, he is a blogger and cartoonist. He has some great stuff that will make you smile and think at the same time).

At first when I saw it I laughed, then I cried (cuz it is too real...none of us wants to be a pawn).

In reading the comments section one of his readers shared "But at the end of the game they all go in the same box". Hmmmm, that might make some feel better....but then I realized the king is still king and the pawn is still a pawn...even when in the box.

When faced with never being the king, many will justify that they are not really pawns, but rather Knights (I always liked the horse shaped chess ones best!). The image of being a knight is a romantic and adventurous notion. Knights make things happen.

If you can be a Knight, then you have what it takes to be a King, you just need to create your own kingdom. It is for this that many toil away day after day, striving to create our own empires. Yet it is easy to get caught in the trap of just working hard. Like the pawn in the cartoon, many of us will mistakenly labor at the wrong task for a lifetime, missing the chance to fulfill our true desires.

Have A Great Day.


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