Take a seat and we’ll be right with you…
Look familiar? Look at the junk food vending dispensers in the background… What a fine example a Doctor should set! That’s because you’re going to sit there like a pimple on someone’s face for hours! This looks very similar to the sweat box I go to. I know! Let’s put a whole bunch of sick people all in one room! Dah! Not a great idea!
While rummaging through the 700 magazines, all for women, I managed to find a tiny sample copy of Reader’s Digest. And it was even October 2014. Someone must’ve complained… Oh thank you for busting your ass for me!
Why we ignore our Ignorance…
Anyway, I found a very interesting article that said most of us loose our curiosity by the time we’re four years old. That figures because while we want to explore, all we hear is: ‘Don’t touch that! Be quiet! Sit down and don’t move!’ and if we don’t listen, we get get clipped in the head, or have paralyzing fear stuck in us with phrases like: ‘Just wait until your father gets home!’
The article went on to say that there’s a very fine line between our capacity to learn, and how much self esteem we possess. Interestingly, if we have too much self esteem, we think we know it all, or at least all we need to get by with, and if we have too little self esteem, we use up all our cognitive ability just trying to survive!
So our self esteem is going to have to be someplace in between if we ever hope to be curious about anything at all! And that’s not very likely because we’re all so preoccupied with so many things we have to do; go to work, look after the kids, shop for food, clothes, cosmetics and shaving stuff so we can fart around all day trying to look impressive! Just taking care of yourself can be a full time job if you’re that serious about it.
Zip and we’re gone!
Life is short enough as it is: most especially as we begin to age. By the time we’re 40, we find the years are creeping up on us and we haven’t even begun to live! There’s so much to learn, see, and explore in this big, phat world of ours! And we’re missing it all! When was the last time you picked up a book and just read the whole thing?
Do you ever think about building up your character? Maybe taking an interest in what other people have to say? Or does it go in one ear and out the other? Perhaps you find them an annoyance and distraction from your daily boring routine, so afraid that your house of cards is going to come crashing down if you even stop for a breath?
You may fear leaving your comfort zone.
It is only when we do this that we can truly learn something new, and yes, even something different that you never knew even existed before. Sometimes, if we want to find real change and growth within ourselves, we have to throw caution to the wind, get out there and actually do something new. We have to learn how to start asking questions again. Questions like: ‘What’s a four letter word for suffering?’ LOL! ‘Who was Socrates and what did he philosophize about?’ A fifth grader is probably more curious about his fellow man/fellow woman than we are! Do bird watchers just watch birds? They learn something from them! Interesting things you thought you knew but didn’t. That’s why I always pose the question: ‘Do you know what you know?
For instance… Did you know why Canadian geese are all honking their asses off in various groups flying over head in the day time and never at night? That’s because they don’t fly south in the day time. They’re actually calling other geese to go to their subscribed meeting place. When they’re sure the gathering is complete, then they take off, but only at night because by the time morning arrives, they’ll be tired of flying enough to land and be able to see to hunt for food for strength to continue. You may have thought at first, just Geese flying south, but you were wrong. It was interesting to learn that though. Wasn’t it? Learning is as insatiable an apatite as is eating, or having sex, only more so! In fact, once you start, you’ll never want to stop! Don’t miss out on life, by fooling yourself into complacency… Grab life by the horns while you still have the chance! Tomorrow, you could be gone. Tomorrow never comes! Live for today!