So theres so many expectations you have for yourself....These preconcieved notions about how things are supposed to be, how they are supposed to turn out, or whatever. Rarely do people just stop. I mean really, really stop; and just look around them.
I mean, How often have you?
I just recently have learned to. I've found that often times, if you just regress back to the basic rudimentory thinking process you used when you were a child for just ten seconds a day everyday you can really overcome the stress of adulthood.
When is the last time you questioned something?
...And, believe me; by that I dont mean questioned a dumb move some politician made in a decision, or an athlete made in a game, or even a faux pa that an A-list actress made in her choice of wardrobe for an awards show....
I mean really,really think. Like you did when you were a little kid. Like, why are we really here?
Even if you have a chosen faith and truly believe it....Well, the debate of Evolution vs. Creationism isnt exactly new material. Or if you are really devout why not just sit a spell and ponder the reason why we are actually on this planet? What is this divine plan?
Or How about this one?
Are we alone? Is there someone else out there?
What happens when we leave this planet?
...I think that is one of the problems with todays society....Theres too many distractions....Not enough of us are just sitting and just thinking anymore. All of us feel like the wieght of the worlds on us...But, damn. If we all just tried to revert back to that ten year old kid inside us....You know the one Im talking about....The one that used to lay in the grass and just stare into the sky... And think. And dream....Maybe we could fix that. Go inside yourself and find that kid...feel the sun burning down on your skin....smell the earth below your head...hear the quiet.....or even the not so quiet. Remember when music said something to you? When there was that one artist or band that just spoke your language...That just got you? What were they saying? What did you get out of them? How did they make you feel? What song felt like your anthem? The one that made you want to rebel? The one that made you want to question things? The one that nomatter how good things were or how bad things were you had? The one that made you literally burn inside because you loved that piece of music so much that it hurt?
Listen again; But really listen.
Or how about this? Why does life have to be so staged? So repetative? So dull?
We only have about eighty, ninety, or a hundred years on this planet; if were lucky. Why the hell is everyone so lax about just going through the motions?! All of us are born in these little towns or nieghborhoods and if were lucky we go off to college and go abroad maybe one summer...Or if we have money we travel when we have time at our own liesure...But who really explores anymore? What happened to the days when all was a new frontier? When all was undiscovered?
...See thats the real issue here. Everyone and everything is over exposed. You need it? You can find it on the internet! You can check the surf on the West Coast without even going there...You can navigate the peaks of Everest without even getting out of your PJ's.
And this my friends is the problem. We have an exorbitant amount of information at our fingertips....Hell I even just looked that up via, dictionary.com. Heavens forbid I get up and find a real dictionary!
But as I was saying we have an unlimited amount of information being thrown at us on the daily. Too much to properly process to be quite honest. So its no wonder society as a whole doesnt want to voluntarily read or learn....No, we have prizes at the end of any task...We have degrees tempting people, and furthermore; money as the ultimate prize which lures you to obtain a degree in the first place.
And now onto my next point, To distract us from our daily monstrous amount of information we have several devices to assist us. My favorite: The Television. The absolute supreme temple of excess....We also have several other devices for this, but the television is probably the cheapest of these....All these things conglomerate into the one staggering factor that were all sitting there doing something else....
Why not go on adventure? Have a day out of the ordinary?
Brave the price at the pumps and fill your tank rather than snagging that adorable pair of stilleto's from ALDO...I swear, it will be worth it.
Grab your friends....Get lost...Literally....Help yourselves find eachother again while your finding your way home.
Do something crazy and silly....Do something that makes you feel young again...Do something that makes you feel alive.
Be creative...For the love of God be creative, and show the world and yourselves that theres so much more to you than what you youve shown as of late.
Ive been doing this.
I have been living like each breath is my last. Look in my eyes, I swear you'll see passion... And thats much more than I can say for most people.For the first time in a while I can breathe...
Maybe if more people started this than the world could be a better place. If we all start Breathing. Living. Remembering. Thinking. Dreaming. and exploring this crazy place we live in.
Who knows...Maybe we can figure out this whole world peace thing...
...But hey, a girl can dream....