Monday, January 11, 2010

I thought everyone thought like me...

57 guys signed up to play basketball in our ward. Two teams.

Dann asked if there was anyone willing to "sit this one out". I was sure EVERYONE would say they would... He wouldn't even have enough for one team.

55 guys said they "want to play every week!" (In other words, I don't care that the slots are limited... I want to be the one that plays!)
One said he was willing to be a reserve player.
Dann said he would sit it out. (He REALLY wanted to play, but wanted to give someone else a chance.)

How could I have been so wrong?
I guess that is why EVERY WEEK, we hear about how we shouldn't be selfish... we should think of others...

Two guys... TWO! were willing to give up what they wanted for someone else...


  1. Eh, yeah that is pretty pathetic. Go Dann though!

  2. Selfishness is a very wide spread problem. That's why it is so heavily addressed. So if that's not your problem, next time you hear a talk about selfishness and serving others, instead of freaking out and thinking you need to not take care of yourself, just give yourself a pat on the back for already having that one in the bag.