Things have been moving around somewhat in my head lately, and because of that I’m getting to a point where I think I can speak on some subjects without being a hypocrite. See, I have problems with some of the things I’m going to be discussing soon and I hate to hear someone who can’t keep a dollar in their pocket tell me how to save money.
One of the areas that I want to talk about is time. Not the mathematics of it, not as in physics, but as in just regular everyday live through it linear time.
There just never seems to be enough, and that is entirely our fault.
Collectively, we as a culture have allowed our own desires to push us to a point where we have little time for what we want to do. Decisions were made in the past that in order to succeed we had to push ourselves all the time, had to keep going and moving and doing and being. Until you get to now when life is ruled by the clock.
I note that recently when I was in the country, the hurryupandsucceed pressure I felt all the time was absent. I think that largely had to do with the artificial structure of time that has been created in the cities and suburbs, which is absolutely absent in the country. Quite frankly, you can’t regulate a plant’s growth. All you can do is wait for it to grow as it will and be patient until it is at a point where you can pick the crop. You are forced to wait on the plants, the rain, the cows, the Earth, the money from the crops and all else lines up from there. Waiting and patience become the natural state at that point.
When there is no choice but to be patient, then patience is an easy thing to have.
But in the Cities you don’t have to wait on things if you don’t want to. It is possible to get anything from anywhere at any hour if you wish. You can shop for breakfast as 1 in the morning and then you can rush to wherever you need to get to to pick it up. You don’t have to wait.
It is interesting when you look at it, how much time is a regulated thing for us and how much an artificial construct (time measurments and clocks) can be forced on to the structure to make one feel they are constantly failing.
And I think that is a point that some forward thinkers need to think about and talk about.
I know I don’t have as much time as I would like. I have way too many things to do lately.