I have been thinking about my life lately and how I’m not as excited as I once was.
Once, being five or six years ago.
I use to feel excited going to the gym. Yes! For real.
Out for coffee.
I use to get excited going out to dinner.
Going to the movies.
Getting my hair and nails done.
I use to get excited buying myself a new outfit.
New craft supplies.
I use to get excited hanging out with friends.
Talking about being excited….yes!
I can probably go on, but you get the point.
Fast forward: I simply do not get excited at all anymore.
And I miss that feeling. So much!
I went ahead and watched a few YouTube videos the other day of people a lot younger then myself who are experiencing this same thing.
This got me thinking about how ‘as a society’ things are completely at our beckon call. For the most part…
If you are not home and get hungry or thirsty, you just go through a drive-thru or out to eat. It’s not a big deal…And sometimes every single day.
Back when I was a kid, and even young adult, we waited until we got home.
Why waste money eating out all the time?
That was reserved for special occasions, holidays, anniversaries, birthdays, etc.
I also use to save up for things that I wanted.
But now I simply just treat myself. Because why not?
It seems like this generation is doing better then ever. And everyone wants a piece.
So many young people reach millionaire status by the time they are 25. Not as many kids are choosing college and career, because they know that they can become a millionaire by just marketing themselves. Or using technology and inventing something that everyone thinks they need. It’s so easy to convince someone that they need something.
A lot has to do with being social influencers. Which use to be only reserved to celebritys.
It’s a generation thing that does not seem to be going anywhere. Not that I’m bashing it, I just want to know where the balance should be.
I know of ladies middle age and up, who have hopped on this overnight success bandwagon. It astounds me. People just decide to transform their life, and within a couple years… they are rich & famous. They say this is ‘the me generation’ and perhaps they are right.
People are motivated to not live the lives of their parents, or grandparents. They want more! And they are getting more.
But at what cost?
This brings me right back to happiness and excitement.
I’ve always thought that three things in life would bring our nation happiness.
1. World Peace
2. Independent wealth
3. Everyone worships the same God.
So what would this look like? On an earthly platform.
What if we had world peace. No wars. No need for military. Everyone just got along. ‘Peacefully’
What if we were all independently wealthy.
Maybe there was no need for money of any kind.
Or maybe we all enjoyed our jobs, therefore we were always in a good mood. We got along with everyone. We enjoyed our work environments completely.
We also were all the same religion.
Everything just was….
In a world that has become so fast paced, with so much wealth….
Why do we have more depressed/sucidal people then ever before?
Is it because we have arrived?
We have nothing to look forward to.
I’m not talking spiritually. I know we have Heaven to look forward to if we are Christians. I’m referring to here. On earth.
Where oh where has it gone?
And more importantly, how can we get it back?