Sunday, October 19, 2014

What do you Stand For?

The other day an advertisement for Doc Marten shoes played before a movie trailer that I was trying to watch, and I couldn't help but think about it.  Here is the ad, along with another similar one for their campaign.
Their question and ad slogan is "What do you Stand for?"  Here are the answers given in the above videos.  I stand for...
  • distortion
  • the crowd
  • making classic contemporary
  • punk rock
  • youth frustration
  • rising against conformity
  • keeping things simple
  • the youth
  • being unique
  • getting shit done
  • putting myself out there
  • keeping people guessing
Some of the above answers are silly, or even pathetic (distortion, really?).  Many of them though are at least admirable character traits that I try to portray myself, especially the last four, or even five.  But to "stand for" something implies not just a personal characteristic, but a statement about what is the #1 most important thing to you.

For those of you who know me, or even if you've just been reading my blog for a while, hopefully my answer to the question of "What do you stand for?" is obvious:  I stand for the almighty God of the universe, and His son Jesus Christ.  They not only make life much more enjoyable (providing peace, love, joy, strength, depth, meaning, contentment), but they are the only things that truly have eternal implications.  Therefore everything else pales in comparison.

What about you?  What do you stand for?

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