What Personal Topics Truly Matter To Society Today?
Last Wednesday in the reserve or is it whilst at the reserve? Not really sure, matters not, that is something that doesn’t REALLY matter – not really, although l am sure judging by some of the postal topics over the last couple of weeks – the way this reads is of some concern to someone somewhere – that it doesn’t read right. But for now, but for today it doesn’t matter.
Anyway, there were several discussions being talked about by the volunteers – one of the main topics was the state of our world today and something l shall discuss a little in tomorrow’s ‘Stepping Out’ – how long does humanity really have left alongside what world are we truly leaving our next generations, and does it matter or not what the state is?
But the one main topical question of the day was ….. what non-political – topics overall are really of great importance to the world today? What means more to us than anything else?
What were my prime concerns, l asked myself?
One of my main concerns was for my health – in general overview l am not actually that bad if you take away the aches and pains of ageing which affects everyone at some point or another, if you take away the whole digestion problem which can rule and dominate some of the days in every week for me. I am better than l used to be, but it has come at the complete and utter cost of enjoying food and now l eat to only survive and refuel the body.
I can easily and sadly recall all too well the days of 2016 of lying on my bed and screaming in agony with digestion issues – that was the result of being on the wrong food types – those days have gone and yet l still have days where upon l seemingly spend more time sitting in the chamber of the throne than l do on my two legs and cursing the fact that perhaps l should have started to invest finances into the Toilet Paper industry in 1994 when these problems began in earnest! 2016 was the year l started to make drastic dietary changes to my life and five years on, l still tweak my meagre diet existence… such is life.
I am not feeling old old, but l feel a kind of young old, as in if one old is for my mind then the other old is for my body therefore l have a young mind and an old body, or maybe the other way around therefore instead of being young old, l am actually old young. I was saying to someone the other day that my Mr Willy is still spritely, so perhaps l should say l am young old young.
I felt my age this morning, when l saw a lovely woman probably in her mid-twenties and she smiled at me – a rare occurrence these days and l smiled back and caught her eyes for a mere moment and then felt guilty! Was l a Male Gazer, was l gazing, or was l just lost in thought thinking, dang l miss the days of being younger than l am today! I decided l wasn’t guilty of gazing, it’s not like l suddenly stalked her around town – it was a acknowledgement of her age and my age and smiling at yesterday.
So one of my main concerns is my health – l keep active physically, l try to keep myself young by laughing and smiling and looking at younger pretty women [looking not gazing], but equally l look at all women and l smile a lot. But l do what l can to keep my health in good shape .. l don’t smoke, or drink, or eat processed foods, or eat bad food types, l don’t eat red meat and the list goes on, it’s a shame with all this so called healthy eating, my digestion doesn’t appreciate it more though!
I look after my body as best as l can, l now use organic lotions and potions and creams .. l remember to be kind to myself, and whilst l don’t buy into the nonsense of loving yourself, l do like myself a great deal … l practice being kind to myself and l am always conscious of others and where l can help.
I don’t worry about purpose any more … l think that is overrated – l think that having a direction is more important than purpose, because l think once you know your direction, then you can journey down that path and perhaps and maybe, your purpose will become visible towards the end … have l lived a good life? Does it matter if l have or l haven’t, but what have l achieved and have l exercised being kind to others on my trek? What legacy am l to leave behind?
I did think about peace, l wondered if world peace would ever be attained and sadly the answer was , that with the world as it is today … no. The world would have to end for there to be a kind of sustained peace … but that would mean the end of life as we know it. But l thought, well l can work on achieving my own state of mind, my own inner peace. In recent weeks, that path has had a few obstacles … so l am once more working towards achieving something akin to calm.
I then gave thoughts to the whole process of achievement – back to my legacy of sorts or more directly maybe acquiring inner peace, and worked into that elements of both time and the ability to improve my knowledge base – the whole theory of what am l actually doing with my life that is noteworthy?
As l have hinted at , l am ageing, l am closer to older now than merely old, yes, yes, age is just a number and as my father used to say, you are only as old as the person you are feeling …. kind of comical l think these days … l am feeling no one, does it count if you are feeling yourself [interpret as you wish] – but time whilst not unavailable is getting shorter, not in that sense, but in the sense of what you achieve physically with the time available to you as you age, and discover what you could do yesterday you can’t do as well today, and yet your mind can go for miles and miles as that song by The Who suggested. Our bodies can’t, our minds can, but our bodies are like – Dude!! Seriously!!
Therefore, l try and use my time wisely these days … l have time, l can make time and more importantly l can make time work for me as opposed to allowing time to control me! I am taking the TIME to learn more, to reflect more, to appreciate more.
Appreciating my life more was of great concern for me – having watched Suze this last year – who saw the cancer arriving and with such aggression? Neither of us … yet – ‘LIFE is Short’ – despite being healthy – Suze got cancer – displaying clearly there is no guarantee to anything, that Time is shorter than we think. You ask yourself after a blip like that – what have l done with my life … really? More importantly what CAN l do to make a difference?
Time isn’t short, but life is – time to achieve more is still here whilst l have life – start to live more in the time left however long that is ………
When l was asked for my two penneth on the topics which l thought concerned society today, l answered with as l have written above … health, inner peace, direction, and achievement – l think these are topics that society is as concerned with today as it will be tomorrow. Of course, had the question been about something other than myself l think l probably would have said the ghastly shape of our world today – but that’s for tomorrow.
However,, these are just my opinions …. what about you? Let me know below. Thanks
What Personal Topics Truly Matter To Society Today?