The Tortoise did defeat the Hare.
My God. Can we not get the general populous to slow down just a tad??
Everything is 'urgent'. Everybody needs something yesterday. If it's not done pronto you find yourself smack-dab in the middle of the dog house. And why? For what? Who in the hell needs anything right away?! I'll tell ya who....A surgeon. A doc standing over a patient frantically waving for an instrument which could ultimately decide the life or death of a patient laying on the table....THAT'S about it.
SLOW DOWN. And I mean this one. Soak it all in. What's the rush? I just can't fathom the urgency we've developed as a society.
You want a partner NOW. You want your meal NOW. You need your business plan laid out in a 35 page power point NOW. WHO IN THE FUCK NEEDS TO DANCE WITH DESPERATION??
Pardon my language but pump the brakes folks! I've forever been labeled a 'dilly dally-er'. I tend to take my time. And I will accept that title for as long as I live if it means I take the time to enjoy my brief run here on Earth. We've developed a bunch of rabid animals craving the next big thing. And what is that exactly? What is everyone in such a hurry to chase?
We bend to the point of breaking for shit that just doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. We're given deadlines which in actuality are just dead ends. They don't matter. More often than not a bunch of exaggerators pull on the fire alarm and scream bloody murder. Screw those assholes. Please go crawl into a hole and die. You're taking years off of my life and you couldn't look me in the eye and tell me exactly why you're doing it. Shame on you. I do not understand any of the hustle. It's completely draining.
The things that have become most important in our lives should be the least relevant. Pay ATTENTION some time (another precious gift we've all seem to forgotten how to use) when you're out for a dinner or a drink. What is everyone doing? On the phone. Just a bunch of fidgety fools who can't keep their eyes away from the little touch screen. Toss it.
Enjoy someone's company. Make them FEEL as though you care about every word they say and every second you spend with them. Don't be such a rude prick. How sad is it that the majority of folks out there would rather bury their schnoz in a phone or tablet than spend some quality time engaging in conversation with a friend or loved one? Sure, say that's not the case....just know you're a liar when you cough that bullshit up.
Work is another animal I'll be sure to fight another day. We don't wanna waste our time with that nonsense right now.
Just make a point to 'stop and smell the roses' or if you have zero inclination to sniff flowers do one of any other infinite options and/or activities.
Play chess. Learn to play an instrument. Write a book. Read a book. Cook. Eat somewhere you've never been before and DON'T BRING YOUR PHONE. Go on a walk. Go to a cheap concert during the week. Learn how to juggle chainsaws. Learn how to masturbate with your other hand. Learn how to repeat the entire dialogue of the movie 'The Last Samurai'.
You had the point before I even wrote this ridiculous entry but we all still trend toward the habits of that damn rabbit. Go tortoise for me. Take the easy road and enjoy the ride.