The speed at which we live (Whats the hurry?)

“Real Quick”
….As soon as I hear that as the start of a sentence, I state…Its OK, I got time…go ahead….
I used to think it was just my “opinion” that we are living in a fast paced existence. I frequently hear “we are living in a fast fast paced world” “Life’s speeding up”.  That be true. What?? you ask? …What do you mean that CAN be true? (read on).
Then and Now.
Heres a partial list of business names, services, products &  quotes that comes to mind to prove fast is the new fashion:Mobil gas – now Mobil ON THE RUN
Plastic bag for food now Easy open bag (got no time to screw around)
Rice now Minute Rice Go for lunch now “grab” lunch (oh how relaxing- GRAB Tums also)
Let me explain or show you something  now “real Quick”….(my favorite)
Toll booth  now  FAST pass Go (like gotta go ) now  Run (Gotta RUN) I
In depth/deep conversation  now Bottom Line?”
Dating  now  Speed dating
Reading  now Speed Reading
Oven  now  Microwave Oven
Popcorn  now Jiffy Pop(fast but chemical laden)
Letter, email   now   INSTANT messenger, Text.
Speak  now  Text (LOL- not funny – SAD)
Laughing  now  LOL
Telephone now “smart” phone (I have issue w/that- NOT a smart thing really)
Single task  now Multi Tasking (MASSIVE FAIL)…

Whats one to do??

Choose to opt out. You can choose to simply not partake in any of this mayhem. And it IS mayhem. Most (not all ) CHOOSE to sleep little, do too much and do it sick, half assed and rushed. SLOW THE HELL DOWN. YOU CAN. I have. Step by step.
In 2010 , a time when I ran too fast, I Worked 50 hours, plus commuted 2 hours a day to a fast paced job (that I didnt like), held a “leadership” position at an organization, was a Realtor, and just married. After 4 years of this I got sick. NO SHIT..no wonder!
Today I work for me and run at a peaceful slower paced cadence.
I do not feel guilty about free time. Im not “bored” ,I use this free time to think, create, blog, shop (for better food), cook the better food- slowly (no microwave), enjoy biking, excising.
I QUIT  texting ,GRABBING lunch.
I now visit friends in person (when they have time) and enjoy life MUCH MUCH more.
Whats the hurry?
When we rush through the grocery store we MAY save about 60 seconds of our visit, them JOG to the car, “throw” the groceries in and “fly” away and maybe save 30 seconds…..TOTAL.
Time it…. I did ..plus your friggen miserable and nearly killed various shoppers and btw, you were going so fast by people, you didnt see them snarl at you for being a pushy prick.
In summary- you can CHOOSE to take this step by step, and just slow down. You will enjoy life-for a change.
Because really …
Whats the Hurry?

Scott.

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