Worth the Effort

On page 245 of Stephen King’s Needful Things, we read:

“He had discovered another large fact about possessions and the peculiar psychological state they induce: the more one has to go through because of something one owns, the more one wants to keep that thing.”

I’m not really in the mood right now to provide the context for this passage, but I’ll comment on the passage’s concept.  Some possessions may not be worth the effort, if keeping them entails a lot of effort.  But there are plenty of things that are worthwhile and do not come cheaply.  And I’m not just speaking monetarily.  Getting a job can be a difficult process, for God does not always drop a job opportunity into our laps.  Then there are other things worth fighting for, such as peace of mind.

About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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