It seems like everyone is in a rush these days, right? I am guilty of this too, and am currently struggling to figure out some better balance in my life. I want to slow down and stop to the smell the actual roses that grow at the front corner of my house. I don’t want to teach my kids that life is to be rushed and hurried and never-enough-time and that we are Always.Running.Late… even if it feels like that’s the truth.
To be honest, so many of the things that I rush for are not absolutely necessary. Just because I want to get to the library quickly so that we have lots of time before having to leave does not mean I should rob my children of the joy of examining that bug on the sidewalk. It takes just a minute, and in the grand scheme of things will be inconsequential.
I agree that there are definitely times to hurry, but I wonder if we could maybe resist the urge to make that a way of life. Instead of “hurry up”, try slowing down. Scheduling less. Intentionally unplugging from the frantic pace, even if it’s mostly in your own head. Be ok with slow. Be ok with accomplishing less if doing more comes at the cost of always hurrying.
“Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.” – Soren Kierkegaard
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Do you agree that we live in a “culture of hurry”? How can we be conscious of this? And how can we change it?