We are living very hectic times, everything must be quick and short. We like to see a movie instead of reading the book, we strive to find shortcuts, instead of taking the time to learn and practice to do things properly. We prefer to pay to get our clothes washed and ironed instead of taking the time to do it ourselves.
We are living our lives on the fast lane.
As a civilization, we are getting lazy on many things.
But on the other hand, we are getting obsessed with exercising. We are beginning to face serious health problems due to an excess of exercise training in ways our body was not design to do. But, fashion is fashion and you need to follow it, in order to feel you are “fitting in”, right?
Otherwise, what would our acquaintances say…?
I don´t know if it is a common mistake nowadays, but many times I have noticed how I push myself to do things so I don´t feel I am wasting my time.
We have the idea that if we live with stress all the time, we are being “productive”, the thought of resting a while doing nothing is almost heretical.
I have heard people criticising others who are sitting in a park or just resting on a bench trying to regain their energy back, and people call them names, just because we are maintaining the wrong idea that if we keep ourselves “busy” we will advance more and even look more “productive”.
But we keep forgetting that the best ideas are conceived in silence. When our body is resting, our mind is more easily focused on solutions and new ideas are then easily born.