Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Art of Preoccupation With an Occupation

Seconds into minutes, minutes into hours, hours into days, days into months, and before you know it the year is gone. It seems to me that the older I get the quicker time swiftly blows past.

And it never helps that there seems to be more to do. Not that being busy is bad, but not to the point where you just wonder where the past 60 days have gone. And you hope that in some way it has been productive, fulfilling and most assuredly, worth your…eh, time.

It is not hard to become affixed on something that can totally eat up all your waking and by the way, dreaming moments, so that you lose sight on the day to day living experience.

Work is a classic example. A lot to do in a short period of time. Not only can it consume you actions all through the day, but, damn it when it is all that you think about when your not working. When you are thinking about how to handle some issue at work when you are supposed to be playing with your kids, enjoying a good meal, watching the stars or just havin’ one can be a sign, a sickness mind you, of one who has lost all concept of living.

Raise your hand, those of you who have been down that road. Come on, I know that the majority of people fill their minds on something that they shouldn’t, like work, when it should be our downtime. But there are those that feel this preoccupation with success and job shows they are a winner in today’s society. Overworked, stressed, without proper sleep and diet are the telltale signs of a successful person? UGH!

Americans work more hours in comparison to many other countries who perform the same function. It seems we love to fill all time with making our employer more money, which is our job, to make our employer successful in whatever field they chose to start their business. My point is the consumption of time we can spend living life for them and not for ourselves.

So relax, enjoy your Sunday in whatever fashion that works for you. And I know in the back of your mind you already are saying to yourself “Can’t wait to get back to work tomorrow”.


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