Do you remember that conversation we had a few nights ago, right before you went to sleep? It went something like this:
You (in a sleepy little whisper): “Mommy has a new job – Mommy is important!”
Me (trying to sound casually curious): “So … I’m important now that I have a job?”
You: “Well … yeah.”
Me: “Honey, it’s not a job that makes a person important.”
You: “Oh, okay …” zzzzz
I know you were only half-awake. But I want to know what you really think about this. And you need to know for yourself –
What makes a person important? Is it a job? Your parents? Friends? Talents? Accomplishments? Possessions?
Who decides whether a person is important – or not?
Because I like to know where words come from, I looked up the origin of the word “important.”
Important – (adjective): of…
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