Thursday, July 7, 2011

Why is everybody in such a hurry?

I've noticed over the past few years that people seem to be in much more of a hurry to get places.  Where are they going?  Do they know something I don't know?  Is there this awesome store at the mall that is going to explode if they don't get there by a certain time?  I can't figure it out.  Sometimes, as I see people speeding by me or cutting me off, I check to see if maybe I'm zoning off and driving like an old man (no offense to old men), but most often I am driving either at or above the speed limit.  Does the threat of a speeding ticket, especially in a construction zone, not scare these people, because it sure as hell scares me.  I don't want to waste my money on speeding tickets.  Besides, I still can't figure out what I would be speeding to get to.  If I'm running late, then it's my fault.  I should have left earlier instead of racing through the streets.

I can't imagine humans in pre-modern civilizations having such a pre-occupation with time and rushing to get everywhere.  I mean, the sun came up, they hunted and gathered.  The sun went down, they slept.  Seems pretty simple.  I think we need to reflect back to those simpler times and slow down a little.  The world is not going to end if you get to the grocery store five minutes later.  Well, it won't end this year, but ask me again next year.


  1. I don't have time to read this, because I'm in a hurry...but I'm sure it's great!

  2. These are really thought provoking and interesting. A blog is a great outlet for a creative mind like yours. Maybe if you get enough followers you can make it into a book or get your own column in a newspaper. Now that would be exciting. Maybe a future journalist?