May 10, 2007

Blinded

She was swimming in a pool of paper. Strangled by deadlines, blinded by LCD light, Deafened by the buds of music filling her ears.
In an instant, it all seemed nonsense. Families unable to pay heat bills and she wanted to buy $50 designer pencil holders. What happened to her dedication and passion for helping others? What of her love for travel and education?

Is this it means to be in The Real World? Then, she thinks, I will happily exist in my idealistic world of possibility and social virtue.