Sunday after church, I was talking to a member about aging and the effects on one’s body, mainly if one does nothing for working on cardio, strength, and flexibility. The truth is as you age, what you eat probably has the most significant impact on your underlying health. Inside the USA, I am seeing people seeming to get larger and larger, and wonder if we as a society are doing less and less – perhaps directly staring into mobile devices and consuming data streams, aka – watching.
What happened to “doing?”
If you don’t put any effort into something, be it spiritual, physical, mental, or emotional growth, do you really think one doesn’t have to do anything to improve or grow? Perhaps I am just odd, or it is something in creative minds where you are always thinking and wondering how to make something, not watch something. You want to do something, so sit and absorb someone else do it, and you talk about it. You want to create something, not just buy and consume it.
A portion of this might merely be societal behaviors, yet, I also think a part of it might be the way different brains and personality temperaments are created. It doesn’t matter how much potential or raw talent you have inside you if you do nothing with it – it will merely never grow or reach its potential.
I am not sure why I see people waiting for the perfect moment to start to do something? Perhaps people think they have arrived and didn’t need to improve or learn? Or are people too afraid or have an aversion to risk, “I might fail!” to keep them from moving forward?
I pray I never lose my childlike heart and curiosity and wonderment with life. I am seeing a lot of young people act very old because they stop growing or learning, or think, “I am an adult now, I don’t need to learn anything.”
Perhaps that merely is foolishness?
I don’t think so. while change is perpetual and challenging. it makes life a fascinating journey.