April 23, 2014 11:16 am EDT
I’m in a bad mood again today. People annoy me. They say the same things over and over and over again.
I want to live in a cabin in the wilderness.
There are far too many distractions in today’s society. And far too much overhead.
And the result? Almost no one takes the time to look for beauty, for value, and for importance. Our attention is captured only by the loud, the obnoxious, the ten steps to a better you, or the twelve most embarrassing fails, or the new website that will CHANGE LIFE AS WE KNOW IT.
It’s not all bullshit, but most of it is. We’ve lost the ability to think for ourselves, to discriminate; it’s far easier to share and retweet than to choose our own thoughts.
And yes, I know my sweeping statements don’t apply to everyone. Perhaps not to you. But to most, absolutely. People are asleep. People live in constant fear and worry. People have become distracted by a billion voices, repeating the same inanities, over and over, redundantly, over and over.
What’s the solution? Tune out. No, not all the time. I know there is value in technology. But sometimes, tune out. Turn off your cell phone. Turn off your computer. Take a walk. Read a book. Talk to someone, in person, one on one. And most important, make the time to know yourself and your dreams.