Post by delo63 on Aug 2, 2017 13:49:23 GMT -6
How many of you are excited about something that is coming out soon? Whether that be a new TV show, video game, movie, or anything else. I know I was excited to see the new Spiderman movie a few weeks back, and now I want to see the new Avengers movie. I bet some of you are excited to see it too. Isn't it interesting that immediately after we are done watching the movie that we have been looking forward to for months, we instantly look forward to the next movie coming out?
I think it’s the same way with new phones, it seems like the second you get used to your new phone, there is a newer version of it out already. It seems that we are always looking for the next thing that will excite us. When something new comes out, then everyone gets all excited about it, and then they will rush to the stores to buy it. After a few months, something new will come out and then the same thing happens.
It kind of feels like this society is stuck in a never-ending loop. The focus has shifted to what can we buy next, or what can we do next. It seems as the more technology advances, then the more we get distracted.
If you can evaluate most of your conversations with your friends, coworkers, and with everyone else, what do you think you mostly talk about? I can tell you that almost every conversation that my friends want to have is all about Pokémon, disc golf, this movie, that game, and so on. The only time I hear them talking about anything else, is when they are complaining about politics. I don't know about you, but this tells me a lot about what's important to them.
I know some of you probably heard or read the quote, "What you permit, you promote". I think this is an interesting quote, and it holds a lot of truth with it. However, I think it can be expanded to what you permit, you promote, and what you promote you prize. If you take a second to think about it, what would you say shows what you love the most?
I would say that what we speak about most, is what we value the most. If you reread your conversations that you have with others, even in texts, you can clearly see what is important to you. If you don't like something, or are not interested in something, then normally you don't talk about it. Another way to look at it is if you don't like someone, you normally don't talk to them. I bet if you evaluated your conversations for a week, you would be able to see clearly what I'm talking about.
Now you might be asking yourself, what does this have to do with anything?
I will try to explain myself.
Now if we can agree that what talk about most, is what we value the most. Then it clearly tells us what we’re living for. So, if you are mostly talking about entertainment that is coming out, then it would be safe to assume that is what you’re living for. If what you talk about most is politics, then that is what you are you living for. What you talk about the most, will tell you where your hearts at. If all you talk about is this girl you like, then that is what you value most at that moment.
I wonder if we can honestly examine ourselves, what would we learn about ourselves?
I think a lot of us would be disappointed with ourselves. I know after thinking about my conversations, I could tell my heart was not in the right place. I mean if all you think about is video games, and TV, then that's kind of depressing.
I wonder how many of you are familiar with the term lukewarm? If your drinking coffee, it would mean that its at room temperature. How many of you like room temperature coffee? Probably none of you.
When you’re in a relationship with someone, do you want them to be head over heels only for you? If you’re like most people, then yes!
If they are not totally committed to you, does that relationship usually work out?
If you ask yourselves these questions, you probably came up with the same answer that I did, yes I want someone who wants only me, and no I don't want someone who isn't committed to me.