Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Webster's Dictionary defines this word as:
"Lacking in significance or solid worth:
as a: frivolous
Lately, I've heard my kids use this word alot in their conversations. I figured it was some new term that was going around....and it is...and yet it's not.
I checked it out further because honestly...I can't recall anyone I know using it. Although I'm sure I've come across it in literature or elsewhere.... because I pretty much knew what it meant.
This word goes way back to about the year..."1535" actually.
Funny how some things "come and go."
What is intriguing to me is the meaning of this word and I have been pondering it....because really....in this day and age I've been wondering to myself.....
"How many people talk about or care about "significance or worth?" Or if something is frivolous or trivial.
I mean we waste food, and we waste water, and gas, and money, and we waste time as if it will always be there.
And just know that I include MYSELF in all that I am saying.
I don't want to be this way...but I am and I know it. I work on these things and always have...but it still happens at times and that bothers me. Because many times....we just excuse it.
We live in a society of self indulgence and materialism and I suppose it's always been this way in many cases....but not in all.
I've lived other places and I've traveled around a good bit.....and for whatever the reason. I feel an immersion of it in my area of the world.
Obviously....it's not this way everywhere.....for example possibly say ....
in the Sudan.
But then we don't really see all that heartache on a first hand basis now do we?
So it doesn't seem real to us. Believe me though, it's happening.
Sometimes it's a good thing to bring the "old words" or even the old "ways" back into our lives....it causes us to "consider"and it hopefully will help us to change.
Not just ourselves but especially ourselves. If you know what I mean.
Many times....we don't open our hearts or lives to things..or issues or people, until we are smacked right between the eyes with them. Because most of what we are caught up with on a day to day basis is.........."Trifling."
Hummm.......I think I like that word.