Communication. The information super highway. What a thing! Data beamed
around the world in the blink of an eye. News from every quarter
in the fullest detail, usually much more than you or I need (or want)
to know, gives some people ideas that are not always good.
to all people, making everyone equal.
"Knowledge is power" -
so they say, but often its difficult to know the quality and original
source of information, and whether the story we are being given is genuine.
If an offer from some unidentified source on the Internet seems too good to be true - then perhaps it is? Hit delete.
Yes, of course I agree that we need knowledge to move onward and upward. It is in mankinds
nature to learn, progress and evolve. But we must also take the time to slow
the pace a little - to let the back runners in life catch up a bit, to give them
a helping guiding hand.
When you review the advances made over the past 2000 years it seems like time
is becoming more and more compressed, and our technological advancement is moving
faster and faster while our human egos are still working on tickover! What have
we really learnt?
Is everything going too fast for the common man?
I often think about the "good old days",
as we like to call them, and try to figure
out what it was that was "good" about
past times. To be honest I think it was - innocence -
the childhood of mankind.
Too little knowledge is not such a bad thing!
Why do we have to know everything now?
We need to learn how to turn off, and
turn away, to stop, relax and take stock of what we are doing and where we are
Personally I have a strong creative side that I have to fulfill, and I try to
this even in my leisure time through doing stuff.
I like to
learn how to do
and inventive things, rather than sitting them in front of the TV or latest video
game. The "mind" expands through being challenged, and the "body" becomes fit
and strong through effort.
No wonder many youths nowadays are becoming lethargic,
unfit, prone to illness and, let's face it, thick and lazy! Which is why we must encourage them to imagine, explore and believe.
Hmm. Enough for now. I hope you know where I'm coming from?
Make your leisure time useful. Some of my leisure-time interests tax
my brain-cells, while others are no-brainers that let my mind wander so that
can relax and
stock, and meditate on the finer things in life.
Do you take that time? Really?
The main point being to forget
about work, while still being constructive in either a productive (achieving
something) or a passive (achieving peace) sense. Always endeavour to
be productive.There is no one else like you, so believe entirely in your self, be confident, enjoy your whims and ways and how you are, and never take life too seriously. My father said to always maintain a sense of humour. That works for me.
Keep the child alive in yourself, and retain some of that innocence. Enjoy
anything and everything you do, take your time and do it well.
Just do it!