I am really enjoying what Kennith Justice is doing over at TheCultureMonk.com – He’s got a great journey going on, traveling around the world and visiting coffee shops to meet people and discuss whatever they want. He then blogs about his experiences…
—-If you haven’t heard I’m visiting coffee shops all across North American and Europe this year to meet with readers and bloggers; I’d love to have coffee with you! I will be in Atlanta this weekend! Check out my homepage for dates and locations.
Today I read “Staying committed sucks…REALLY???”
It hit the nail on the head. I couldn’t agree with him more that our society constantly has issues wanting things right away, and right now.
I’m hardly the first person to observe that Western Society is permeated by a fast-food mentality; we want what we want now! And in our obsession with expediency I feel that we are losing the recognition that the best things in life are the things that take time. Sure, the opening credits of our relationship or job can be fun and exciting……but it’s the people who make it beyond the opening scenes that are able to reflect on the true beauty of it all.
I have always talked about Hollywood movies not giving us a real look at what life is like. It’s like some fantasy World that brain washes people into believing this is how life should be. Trust me on this one, it’s not always the case.
As I sat there listening to her I couldn’t help but wonder how much influence Hollywood films have on our lives. For instance, when it comes to relationships Hollywood is awesome at showing us the couple falling in love; but the story usually ends with that final kiss as the credits role. Very few films show us what life is like after they fall in love.
And just as Hollywood fails in showing us what life is like after that final kiss; Hollywood also tends to fail at showing us the daily ins and outs of a 9 to 5 job. Most jobs are not exciting; in fact, the overwhelming majority of jobs are rather tedious……and tend to involve hard work.
I leave you with this thought – Are you the type of person that can hang in there when you life isn’t the Hollywood fairytale you thought it was going to be or are you a person that looks for instant gratitude? Let us know below in the comments, thanks.
Lots of love,