29 May 2012

Memorial Day

A while ago I posted about why I hope teachers stop getting applauded for what they do, because it's a sure sign that they aren't remunerated commensurate with what they do.  I think Memorial Day is kind of the same thing, because how do you adequately compensate someone for being willing to make "the last full measure of devotion?"

Recently, I read a book about called The Price of Everything, in which the author discussed the myriad ways that we are forced to place a monetary value on life itself (probably more on this in a later post).  But for a life voluntarily offered?  Priceless. 

1 comment:

Kalen's Mommy said...

Thank you so much for having this challenging conversation with me and for helping to clearly express the conclusions we reached!