Step out to look in   1 comment

I was in the shower today. And as you do when you are in the shower, you tend to philosophize and sing. Don’t pretend you don’t. Anyway, my shower philosophy of the day was stumbled upon as I thought about the future, which is something I’ve been doing a lot of recently. The thought that was this: are my ambitions guided by what I personally aspire to, or are they shaped more by the views that others hold of how ambitions should be shaped? Maybe it seems like a silly question. Until you think about it. Do I do what I do, to whatever level of consciousness, because I have this view of what is seen as ‘cool’ by others? And to be perfectly honest with myself I’d say yes; my decision making is, subconsciously or otherwise, shaped by others to a large degree! And this is not an issue of self esteem. It’s simply a condition of the society that we live in. A society that kicks the personality out of you and says “this is what people before you have done to fit in around here, and don’t think you’re any different.” Hey, to hell with that! We were meant to live for so much more than conforming to such shallow ideals. A question to end on: are you living to please the image that society has built or are you living to LIVE? Think about it.


Posted October 18, 2010 by titirangilifechurch/blog in Life's troubles

One response to “Step out to look in

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  1. Great stuff Jono! I think your bang on when you talk about the condition of society and so many are living as you say. \

    Live hard, die old, and do somet useful in between 🙂

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