Most people exist. That’s all.
If there was a dream, it’s long since been snuffed out on the altar of order — or the fear of change.
Imagine, instead, if we went to work on our lives with a never ending sense of the possible? (We’d replace “Yes, but” with “What if?”.)
You might think this a backward attempt at introducing a new-fangled goal setting strategy. It’s not. All I’m trying to do is posit a world where we step away from the busyness that so dominates our lives and invite a space where we see the opportunities that exist for us all. And no, this is not a get-it-whilst-you-can modality that haunts our Capitalist world but a tilt towards espousing a higher purpose and then living out life in a deliberate way that meets our needs (not selfishly…if that’s possible) and those we serve.
Am I mad?
Quite possibly. But until such time as we wake up from our narcissistic torpor I fear that we’ll be stuck on the hamster wheel for a very long time to come.