IS THE GOAL IN LIFE TO ENJOY IT, OR TO JUST GET THROUGH IT?
After the righteous Prius driver cut me off, and then flipped me off, I was asking myself why so much hostility on the highways during the morning commute? Could it be because most of these people are heading somewhere they really do not want to be heading? Where are they heading (in life)?
After the righteous Prius driver cut me off and then flipped me off, I was asking myself this very question. Actually, I first asked myself, shouldn't I be the one flipping you off Prius driver? After pondering this, I got back to the more significant question. Why so much hostility on the highways during the morning commute? Could it be because most of these people are heading somewhere they really do not want to be heading? Where are they heading (in life)? A job? Got to pay the bills, but let’s slowdown that treadmill for one moment, and ask ourselves, is the goal in the life to enjoy it, or to just get through it? What if we focused on making "a life" rather than "a living?"
Most people I imagine do not ask themselves this question. What was that God Fathers song’s lyrics? “Birth! School! Work! Death!” How about “Everybody’s Workin For the Weekend!” How about that horrible YouTube sensation: "It's Friday, It's Friday! Partying, Partying, hey!" Even my 5-year-old son is already saying, Thank God It’s Friday (That kindergarten is killing me). Yep TGIF buddy.
People really are just trying to get through that week, so they can get to that weekend. Why? Because every two out of seven days, they get their freedom. They get to control their own schedules… their own life. Just last week, a young lady's face was lit up, because, after that Monday, she was taking the rest of the week off, and didn't have to be back until the following Tuesday. A week without doing her what? Her living. She was instead going to be focusing on life, albeit for seven days. What if you could focus on "life" for seven days a week, for the rest of your days on earth? You wouldn't be cutting people off like that righteous Prius driver. You'd be waving people in left and right. Go right ahead, brother! I am in no hurry.
Free up, people! That is what I am preaching here. Do not mistake this for quitting your job and living off the dole. It takes a little work and persistence to become financially free. It also requires the decision to become financially free. It isn't a selfish thing either. Think of all that spare time you will have to do charitable things? When people get into a comfortable and healthy position in life, they tend to want to give back. Free up, people. Start building those income streams. Sorry to all unrighteous Prius drivers.