Life Just Isn’t

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
March 11, 2000

Life isn’t about keeping score. It’s not about how many people call you, and it’s not about who you’ve dated, are dating or haven’t dated at all.

It isn’t about who you’ve kissed, what sport you play, or which guy or girl likes you. It’s not about your shoes or your hair or the color of your skin or where you live or go to school. In fact, it’s not about grades, money, clothes or colleges that accept you or not.

Life isn’t about if you have lots of friends, or if you are alone, and it’s not about how accepted or not accepted you are. Life just isn’t about that.

But life is about who you love and who you hurt. It’s about how you feel about yourself. It’s about trust, happiness and compassion. It’s about sticking up for your friends and replacing inner hate with love.

Life is about avoiding jealousy, overcoming ignorance and building confidence. It’s about what you say and what you mean. It’s about seeing people for who they are and not what they have.

Most of all, life is about choosing to use your life to touch someone else’s in a way that could never have been achieved otherwise. These choices are what life’s about.

By - Adam Fendelman
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17 comments
  1. Amazing words, and it’s a confirmation about what I have been feeling lately. Thank you.

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  2. This is fantastic, but having a girlfriend would be nice, though I know not having one is my own doing…

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  3. By this standard, you are one excellent story of success! Thanks for touching my life with your excellent posts.

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  4. Thanks for the ‘like’ 🙂 these words really resonated with me, because today I was particularly frustrated with how superficial life can seem. If everyone believed in the word of this post, life would hold a lot more meaning.

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  5. Alice said:

    Pretty cool thoughts. Life is not about how many Facebook “friends” you have or followers on Twitter…

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  6. renewus said:

    Supposedly, the poem is by Adam Fendelman…or so my “Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul” book told me years ago. 🙂

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    • I just updated the Post with Adam Fendelman as Author. Thanks for the info!!!! Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

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  7. I’ve enjoyed roaming around your blog this afternoon. How unique to pair Dilbert with your inspirational stories!

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  9. Ebun Oluwole said:

    Reblogged this on its eBunite! and commented:
    Absolutely! Life is about choice.

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