I want to be this person because I am not, right now. I find myself a little too drawn to the applause of others. and I want to rid myself of that sort of pride. That sort of sin.
I want to be the kind of person who always points to the goodness of others. I believe it was Benjamin Franklin who said, "Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everyone". I want to live that way. I want to speak that way. I don't want to point to the goodness of... me. ((because the only goodness in me is Christ. Everything in me that is not good are just the parts that I have not surrendered to Him))
and I want to be the kind of person that receives praise well. And accepts compliments gracefully. Not the fake humility that rejects a compliment and bounces it right back onto the person giving the praise.
Because the norm
and I don't want to suck life, or suck at life. I want to give life. and live life. to the fullest. Everyone says that, "oh I want to live life to the fullest" but I don't see it, very much. Surely there must be more fullness to be had than the "fullest" that most people experience.