Do we ?
We all strive towards a life full of meaning ......
I read this today and it set me off thinking..
It was quoted on a Ted Talk about Cultivating Resilience that happened to be a really good talk but that question still lingered. Do we actually strive towards a life full of meaning ?
At times all I see is the endless chase for money.
I see a society bombarded with constant advertising for products that will make you life wonderful, your children happier and your wife, husband or partner love you until the end of days and the sad thing is that we buy into this without question.
We then spend the next 40 years or more working our asses off chasing those manufactured dreams that are sent to us through our 40 inch TV`s on the never never while sat on the sofa that came with no money up front, 12 months free credit @ 945% APR.
If a life full of meaning means keeping up with the Jones down the road then i want out.
There simply has to be a more meaning full way that to chase after money for manufactured dreams. Somehow, we, as a society have to look at the deeper meanings of life.
I cant accept that we are here just to go through 16 + years of education just to work for 40 hours a week for 40 years for a sofa and a tv on the never never.
I don't want to wake up hating Monday mornings, I don't want that all inclusive week in the sun and I don't wan to keep up with the Jones down the road.
What if we all stood back and reevaluated our lives ? What if we turned off our TV`s ? stopped chasing money and started to concentrate on what matters most, our children, our families, our neighbors and our community?
I think that the path that we are on is not one of sustainability and at one time it will collapse. Wouldnt it be wise to do something now ? Would it do no harm just to look, to try? A lot of research has been done on this and its all pointing in th esame way. Maybe today is the time to act?
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