Often we rush through every single task and action without a thought for life’s little surprises.
There are simple packages left lying around. we forget to notice, so we don’t stop to open them. after a bit, we forget why they are there. occasionally, something catches our eye, yet we rush off to meet friends, check email, go shopping, the movies, parties, gym, …well, anywhere else except our own personal space.
We are not comfortable being alone.
Many wise people have uttered this wisdom in more ways than we can imagine:
To enjoy company, we must first appreciate solitude.
Have we listened? seldom? maybe not. it must be the noise that blinds us from listening. those bright blinking lights. the text messages, ringtones, MP3s, vidz, utubes, and a dozen more distractions fed by the commercial world and served with chocolate-dipped, jelly covered nuts and sprinkles. yup, it’s sweet. and we want more.
Just when you aren’t watching, Life changes you!
By the time we take a break from the Rat Race, and rest, it’s late. like falling asleep on the bus, we’ve missed a number of stops, and we need to get off, and walk back. or grab a cab. or run in the rain. so it is like that, every day, every year. that’s 525,600 mins in case you are counting. and reading this, and asking if it will get you somewhere. are you still here, looking for answers?
1. A group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans
2. A group of wild mammals of one species that remain together
3. A crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things
The herd wants to belong together, because united, they are stronger. there is power in a crowd. there is anonymity. because no one needs to think much, just follow the one next to you, the one you like, or the leader. whatever.
A herd is its own phenomenon. distinct from another. a certain hierarchy. its own objectives. an instinct to self preserve, in defense or expectation of attrition. then it moves on. to something else. or somewhere else.
1. Alone: without any others being included or involved
2. Lacking companions or companionship
3. Radically distinctive and without equal
You may be a marathoner, or cyclist, or gymnast. starting within a sea of expectations in a crowd of competitors, and always ending alone. first or last. there can only be one.
Start something. and finish it. or not. look at a problem differently from the many common suggestions. decide there is a better way, a friendlier way. ask opinions whether they be what you want to hear, or not. always learn. in all ways learn.
1. A workshop where vehicles are repaired or serviced
2. Small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
3. A place where great ideas are born, where businesses begin, where problem solving is emphasized
The garage is where i spend some thinking time. Tinkering with the little boxes of memorabilia, jars of memories, containers of assortments of screws, and washers, case of bulbs, bag of bolts. unfinished projects. we have the toolbox and the power. we can can choose between batteries and manual muscle. because we can change things.
it starts here. it starts with me.
same question, different answers
same day, different shit. is not. in every moment is a choice we can make. it is perfectly fine to choose to make a mistake. as long as others don’t pay for it. after all, aren’t you seeking answers?
Wear this, only when you are with me. Wear this only, when you are with me.
Every single mistake we learn is one more we won’t make. we ask questions because we want to know others’ mistakes. because mistakes have all the answers in them.
We lead, only when we have followed. We lead only, when we have followed. not always true. leaders always attract followers. who may want to know your mistakes, or bask in the halo of your glory. sure, why not. leaders don’t always have all the answers, but build upon their followers’ mistakes from their questions. questions have all the answers. it is either yours or your leaders privilege to keep them. hey, why not share the answers?
the point is always to be curious. curious people get all the answers. not all answers are equal.
not all leaders are the same, either.
a dream is just a dream. a goal is a dream with a plan behind it.
[come back next week…plan to do it…if you are still interested in the answers…]