All the World’s a Stage

“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts.”

You mean to tell me that is was written in the early 1600’s, over 400 years ago. This quote that exists in everyone’s minds is a paragon of life in the twenty-first century.

We each get on that great stage of life and try and impress the masses with our acting and with out mouths. We speak the words we rehearse in mirror. We bash those performers worse than us, and worship the ones we admire intently. Each person is cast in their unique role, trying with so much fervor to impress one another that we all forget sometimes that we are just actors.

Lady Gaga’s audience (for instance) may be much bigger than mine, some may be even smaller than mine. But if we’re not careful, we’ll think that drawing a round of applause is more important that anything. It’s why we feel pride when we do a good deed or graduate with a degree. To have that feeling swell up as a crowd of people clap for you is simply unmatchable.

But we forget that none of that really matters. There is only one person in the audience who does. God looks down from the heavens, and he doesn’t care what you’ve accomplished in the seven acts of life. He cares about only two things.

1. Are you a child of His?
2. Did you give Him the glory?

You see God, the eternal playwright, has penned your script. Each line, a masterwork of art. Each person, a symphony of His glory and beauty.  And He allows those wonderful creations who truly recognize Him to spend eternity with Him.

He gives you everything you need.



Matthew Estes

Matthew Estes currently exists in the ether between graudate student and full-time worker. One day he hopes to be a full-time novelist and blogger, but until that day comes he spends his time playing video games, eating pizza, and being with his soon-to-be wife. However, he has yet to do all three at the same time. Bucket list stuff, you know.

5 thoughts on “All the World’s a Stage

    1. Thank you, Mr. Robert.
      I’m one of those weird, twisted people that takes ridicule as encouragement. It means I’m getting people’s attention, and that’s great. That being said, most people are rather civil about their disagreements. Thanks for the encouragement.

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