Humans can be short-sighted. We will do things that give short-term pleasure, even when it has detrimental consequences in the future.
I wonder why we are this way. I wonder if we can ever change. What could humanity accomplish if we were more focused on the consequences of our behavior than on momentary pleasures.
For some reason, I’ve been reminiscing about my youth. I’ve been thinking about what I thought my future would look like.
My life today is nothing like I thought it would be, but that’s not a bad thing.
I have accomplished a lot of things and experienced a lot of things. I’ve enjoyed my life, even though it hasn’t always been easy.
The good and the bad times all brought me to where I am now, and I am happy about that.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. (Oprah Winfrey)
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. (Voltaire)
Don’t just count your years, make your years count. (George Meredith)
The utility company came to my neighborhood and replaced everyone’s meters.
The new meters will send information to the utility company using wi-fi, so they don’t have to come out and read them anymore.
Mom and I went to look at the new meter and I noticed it had a black button.
Me: I wonder what this button does.
Mom: I don’t know, but you probably shouldn’t touch it. You might mess something up.
I pressed the button and nothing happens, so I pressed it five more times.
Mom: What is wrong with you?
Me: I don’t know. I see a button and I have to press it.
I recently bought my first pair of reading glasses.
I am not sure how I feel about this purchase. I am 46 years old, but I don’t feel much different from how I felt 20 years ago. Maybe so much time has past that I don’t remember what it felt like to be in my twenties. Maybe I would be shocked if I was able to feel the difference for one day.
That’s how life goes. Things are always changing and nothing ever stays the same.