It’s A Mad World, Right?
Was the world ever really easy to live in? I was lying in bed the other day and thinking back to the various stages in my life as a youngster, to a teenager, a young adult, an adult, a married adult, a father, a brother, a son, a lover, a partner, a colleague, a career man, a student and the list of alternative identities goes on and on.
With each lifestyle, with each emotion and with each behaviour as well as with each life from the time of cognitively understanding what was expected of me to what l expected from others or the world or the journey and or my path that l decided to walk or trek upon did l ever expect life to be easy?
Was my life easy, easier or easiest at any one point?
No, not really … my life has been hard, but in comparison to someone else whose life has been harder, my life will be seen and read as easier than theirs .. and yet that’s not entirely true either is it?
It is, and it isn’t – because everyone’s life is different to the next person, it’s a different pair of shoes – the stress of one person, the struggles of another, the uphill context of someone else is all individually reflective upon the person, the environment, the climate of life, the hows, whats and if’s of each person.
I haven’t asked and written this question as religious, racial, sexual, political – there is no hidden agenda to it – it’s not about privilege although the very nature of asking might be interpreted as such by some readers … it’s a question about you, the reader and how you feel about our mad world and how you are in it as an objective and clinical outsider to a general question.
All questions are general, they are just questions with words and sentences , paragraphs and grammar – the emotion is down to each individual’s interpretation as in how they ask the question to themselves first – think on it and the content – then think if they can answer it from any perspective of their life and journey and experiences to date – then the reactive emotion sets in and that – well that could be anything – but it will be reflective upon the individual and their life.
So today’s question is ….
“We live in a demanding and expectant world – it demands from us each and every day and expects us to accept broadly and blindly and we must move at a certain pace otherwise we are left behind to rot away and gather dust on the shelf and or much worse. We can be branded ancient, antiquated and backward in our thinking or lack of progressive thinking and thoughts or much worse – so How difficult do you find it to live in today’s demanding and expecting world?”
How you personally interpret that question is reflective upon your journeys through life from the time you started on the trek of comprehension to where you sit today reading this question in my blog.
Let me know below – cheers Rory