we are the fast-break nation.
our attention span is about… (this big).
we need everything fast. we need everything now. it doesn’t matter where we are or what we are doing, as long as we don’t have to wait for it.
typing LOL and 4ever and luv u has become acceptable because we can’t be bothered to spell out the real words. do we even remember that KFC, UPS and FedEx aren’t official names of companies? I’d type out the titles of the companies but that would be too much of a pain, right? we don’t like waiting in line, traffic is the worst and we will eat fast food because we’ve got places to be, even though it barely registers as real food. Really, you think McDonald’s is quality food? but we’ll sacrifice health for speed. weird. and we know all hell will break lose if we have to pull ahead and wait for our food. don’t they know i need that double quarter pounder with extra cheese and bacon? i’m hungry. how did they not plan for this? i’ve been in line 6 minutes and 23 seconds now! ain’t nobody got time for that.
don’t get me wrong. i’m guilty of all this. i have a small meltdown when someone actually has the audacity to, drive the speed limit. i just about lose my mind at the grocery store because shoppers take their sweet ol’ time pushing their cart down the aisle. don’t they understand i’m trying to get to the chip aisle? it’s very important that i get there… now!
we live life on a fast-break. we are in a rush to… be in a rush. we have to be busy. we have to be on the go. we have to be doing… something. we need to fill up our time because we don’t have time to not have time for things. that would make us, what? slow down? no one wants that.
what are we in a rush from?
and why are we always trying to cut time?
why don’t we have time for anything?
every once in awhile, it’s kind of cool to take amtrak instead of a plane, even if it takes an extra few hours. sometimes it’s cool to see the view from the ground.
sometimes it’s important to walk instead of run. when we are always running, we miss the details that makes us who we are. without the details, there isn’t much left.
once in a while, we need to take a moment to breathe. now and then we need to enjoy the scenery. we need take a moment simply to not let that moment pass us by.