On Thu, 16 Nov 2000 06:10:38 -0700, Nicq MacDonald
>Every day, we are bombarded with advertising, messages,
>and memetic influences that keep us enslaved to materialism. Why do I live
>such a self-destructive life that I can't seem to find a way to escape?
>Mainly because I'm a powerless, corporate pawn. I don't want the life that
>I have- but I know no way out, at least none that looks very appealing the
>minute I step out into the cold Minnesota air.
You may want to consider referring to your namesake,
Nicolaus von Koeln, who Had A Plan:
" They were asked by many people on whose
advice or at whose urging they had set
out upon this path. They were asked
especially since only a few years ago
many kings, a great many dukes, and
innumerable people in powerful companies
had gone there and had returned with
the business unfinished. The present
groups, morever, were still of tender
years and were neither strong enough
nor powerful enough to do anything."
"Everyone, therefore, accounted them
foolish and imprudent for trying to
do this. They briefly replied that
they were equal to the Divine will
in this matter and that, whatever
God might wish to do with them, they
would accept it willingly and with
humble spirit. They thus made some
little progress on their journey."
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