We currently live in a fast-paced world where we chase after everything. Like everything. We get up so early, take a quick shower, and rush to work in the hopes of avoiding traffic jams. Because doing so would be the most stressful thing to deal with first thing in the morning.
Have you ever seen people on the road who are extremely impatient? They’d try to cut into the lane simply because they are impatient.
Even in a restaurant, if our orders arrive a few minutes late, some customers become enraged. Sometimes it’s not just us, but we’re under pressure to be quick and fast. Because if we don’t, someone else will fill our shoes.
We have developed a very self-destructive habit of living in a fast-paced environment, which is slowly and gradually affecting our health. We are pressured to conform in order to be successful and unique.
It’s not a bad thing to be unique and successful. But what’s the point if you don’t have the desire? What’s the point if you’re only motivated to succeed because others are far ahead of you in the race? What is it about that thought that bothers you?
If you believe that this is what will push us to be the best, it may, but will you be happy and contented in the end?
Assume you win the race and your victory is celebrated by everyone. Everyone congratulates you and wishes you luck, and it will all be over in a day or a week. But only when you put your heart and soul into that journey, without being concerned about who else is in the race, you will be able to achieve eternal success, no?
I believe that this system, which is obsessed with a fast-paced lifestyle, will never teach us how to find our purpose in life, follow our dreams, or be strong enough to face life’s challenges. It only crushes our self confidence.
More than that, it prevents us from savouring the fruits of life – the journey that is not solely concerned with material things.
We are seeing an alarming increase in stress-related disorders of all kinds for people of all ages, beginning with elementary school-age children who are struggling with obesity, depression, anxiety, attention disorders, and various types of learning disabilities, a laundry list of issues for people of all ages.
The exhaustingly fast pace of life promotes overstimulation and overscheduling, which become chronic stressors that lead to behavioural, mood, and attention disorders in a vicious circle. We are oblivious to the fact that we are contributing to our physical, emotional, and behavioural health issues by pushing ourselves harder to go faster and then turning to medication to treat the unintended consequences.
We have an unhealthy belief that we must be able to go at this speed or else there is something wrong with us. Why?
This lifestyle, in my opinion, is influenced by the media we are exposed to. Whether it’s social media or other media platforms that glorify fast-paced living as a luxury lifestyle. It narrows our minds to see that one will only be happy if they have a large sum of money in the bank, a huge triple-story house, or a luxury car.
Overall, I just want to say, let’s not chase this pointless transition of living a fast-paced lifestyle.
To make this change, all you have to do is do what makes you happy, regardless of how long it takes to succeed. As long as you are happy at the end of the day!
Does all this ring a bell? Do you see yourself in the loop?