Don't Just Sit There!
Updated: Nov 5, 2017
Get up and start moving! There is an imaginary alarm clock on your shoulder and you have no idea what day or time the alarm will go off.
Our society in the last century has seen an incredible transformation. From steam locomotives to bullet trains. From the Model T to the Tesla. From the biplane to the 747. From crank telephones on a party line to mobile phones connected with the world.
One harmful change has been the trend from being a participant in life, to merely being a spectator. We sit on our coaches and watch glamourous dancing competitions. We recline in our easy chairs and watch contestants negotiate a crazy obstacle course. We sit alone in our homes and hold our breath over who gets the rose from the attractive bachelor(ette). We care deeply as we watch the carefully scripted lives of “reality” celebrities. We go nuts about imaginary worlds filled with dragons, space ships, or magic. All the while, you continue to sit in the same stinking chair.
It is no wonder that obesity is at the highest level in human existence.
In the world of dating, it used to be that to enjoy a bit of attention or excitement from a member of the opposite sex, you needed to meet and go out on a date with an actual person. Now, you can have an entire relationship through texting, from meeting, building rapport, fighting, and then breaking up and drifting on to the next person. Even sexual needs can be met online, without requiring another actual human being to be present.
How do you want to live your life? Do you want to watch TV and see amazing food, or do you want to go out and find an amazing restaurant in your own city and taste amazing food? Do you want to watch a show about dancing, or do you want to go out and dance to great music? Would you rather take a hike in a national or state park, or watch a show about nature? Do you want to watch porn, or create your own real-life version with someone special?
You have one chance to live life on this planet, and then you will be gone. Turn off the TV. Put the smart phone down. Get out of the chair.
“You have one chance to live life on this planet, and then you will be gone. Turn off the TV. Put the smart phone down. Get out of the chair. "
There is an imaginary alarm clock on your shoulder and you have no idea what day or time the alarm will go off. Make the most of every minute of every day. Be present in your own life. Get out into nature. Read to your children. Meet someone new. Do volunteer work. Take a walk. Paint a picture. Dance. Laugh. Love.