I sometimes look at some good old classic pictures of the way it use to be in the great depression, and not only that but we have endured many wars and many famines and diseases and really from all that have we really learnt anything.
As I drive to work and sometimes pear at the person in the next car or that person sitting in a bus with their head down or that person sitting at a bus stop all heading to work, I wonder to my self, ARE THEY LIVING THEIR DREAM? But as I drive into the city centre and park my car and walk the rest off the way to the building that I am working on, it doesn’t change, with that person sitting at a coffee shop or someone sitting on a bench, as they prepare for the day I wonder if they are living their dream?
But as my day progresses I am privileged enough to see many office workers as I renovate some very executive offices and their they are, Lawyers, accountants, graphic designers, work agencies and the list goes on I sometimes wonder are they living their dream?
HHMMMM, I just cant imagine most off those people being happy what they are doing as most wont look up or even smile, I still love getting in a elevetor and normally ask what floor they would like so I can press the button for them, and most of the time they are in shock someone spoke to them.
But times have not changed, people still today are stuck in the circle off life as they work there 9 to 5 jobs, and really lets put it down to reality there are not many people that look forward to going to work, and unfortunately for most you are stuck doing that for approximately 50 to 60 years.
But the governments do give you incentives to keep working like super annuation that you can look forward to when you retire. Now really I don’t have the big problem off thinking no one should work, but I like to know how the heck did we get in this position in the first place.
It’s like going back to the roman empire days and you had the kings and the high class people that some how fell into money, but then you always have had the working class, and I ‘ think that has changed in the last 3000 yrs or so. See in the time of depression people were crammed into elevators to go deep under ground and mine all day just to cram back into the elevator just to do it again the next day. This doesn’t sound familiar does it??????
So in some way, have we progressed or have we kept the same formula going, just modernised, now days we have fancy elevators and fancy busses and trains and even cars, but this just sugar coats the one thing that we do, day in day out.
So this brings it to the question that, do we live by choice or are we programmed to follow some sort of formula that just keeps the rich, rich while they keep us occupied with extra tv channels, or lift up the weekends with some great sporting events, and boy do they lift it up here in australia, with a lot of sugar coatings and maybe a bit of fairy dust on the sides…..and this all gives you the weekends to look forward to just so that really at the end off the day you go back to work monday and sit at the same bus stop waiting for the same bus day in day out……
So I hope reading this does not depress you, or even up set you as I say to my fellow workers most days “today we will enjoy it as if we are living our dream…”
So is there a good solution to this, I some times have to wonder, But I know this formula has been working for many centuries now, and it ain’t gonna change in a hurry, But I also know that every day I also work toward’s eternity. Life here is short so we do need to make sure we do try and live our dreams, if not every day we should at least try to prioritise times in your life where you set out some time to live your dream, how ever that may be.
For me some of my greatest joys comes from fathering my children and that is definitely me living my dream…….
have a great and blessed day no matter where you are.
JUST REMEMBER YOU COULD BE THAT PERSON SITTING ON A BUMPER OF A TRAIN……..