JEEP LIFE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS
"Not all those who wander are lost"
Lately I've been trying to wrap my head around why we as people insist on creating chaos. It's like we can't help ourselves, I don't know if I'll ever understand. Think about it, we live in a world that is big enough for all of us. We grow enough food to feed technically everyone. We are advanced enough to all have clean water to drink. We can easily help our friends and neighbors with the things they need help with. We have the technology to make everyone's life healthier and together we can rebuild entire societies after tragedy hits, but we don't do it do we? Generally speaking, we don't do it as individuals and we don't do it as a society.
So why do we insist on the chaos? Who knows really...I guess everybody has their own warped sense of why. I doubt if I ever know why human beings do the things they do, but I do know this...
The older I get the more I understand the "simplicity" approach to life. It's actually what keeps us happy. Things like spending time in nature will help us respect life back in the city. Helping someone else allows us to be free from being so wrapped up in ourselves. Spending time building each other up instead of knocking each other down makes our neighborhoods better. All because selflessness is always better than selfishness.
Honestly, we don't need much to be happy, but it all starts with learning how to be disciplined enough to save ourselves from ourselves. Replace negative thinking with positive thinking. Replace taking with giving. Replace drama with peace, even go as far as replacing hate with forgiveness.
When we start to create positive patterns for our behavior, insecurities begin to fade. Our relationships becoming full of love. Our day to day enjoyment of life will start to have more peaks than valleys. Remember...a farmer can never plant corn and grow tomatoes, just like we can never choose to be negative and get something positive from it.
So the next time you find yourself at that crossroad, stop, take a breath, and consciously choose to take the path that leads to selflessness. Step by step, choice by choice we can all get out of the way of ourselves to find the great things out there that lead to true happiness.
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