Thank you, Lynn.

I think you hit on a crucial point: It’s our ego that’s looking for recognition. We work to change the world and when we realize that our goals may not see fruition in this lifetime, so we revert to being selfish and seeing what we can get out of it for ourselves.

The Four Burners Theory that Chris talked about originally came from an article by David Sedaris (Chris was asked about it during an interview, and it was after that he started writing about it). I like Chris’ responses to the theory. My own thoughts are that while there may be four burners, there’s still only one gas source, one life, one stream of time. How we choose to allocate energy is entirely up to us, but even the smallest amount of gas can ignite a raging fire. 🙂