Have you ever noticed a pattern in your life? A pattern that your parents followed, then you and probably your kids would too?
When I look back, there is one pattern that’s very obvious. I call it “the race pattern” !
- The race to come first in the class 🏆
- The race to join the best college 🙋🏻♀️
- The race to get the best job and salary 💼
- The race to get the best partner 🙎🏻♂️
- The race to have the best marriage 👰🏻
- The race to get promoted 💰
- The race to get your child admitted to the best school 🧒🏻
And Repeat! ♾
It’s a full circle! It’s a “Rat Race”!
This is something that never changes, no matter what age, what stage in your life. Everyone wants the best. Everyone is in the same race and wants to come first. And why not?
The point is, at what cost? What are you willing to pay for it?
The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.Lily Tomlin
At first this pattern may seem very obvious and something you wouldn’t consider as an issue. But, as you dig deeper, you will realize, you are missing out on the most precious gift given by god – “Life” !
Life is the cost that we are paying being in this race.
We somewhere forget to live, to be, to exist, to appreciate the mere fact that we are alive today and we could breathe!
I’m going to enjoy every second, and I’m going to know I’m enjoying it while I’m enjoying it. Most people don’t live; they just race. They are trying to reach some goal far away on the horizon, and in the heat of the going they get so breathless and panting that they lose sight of the beautiful, tranquil country they are passing through; and then the first thing they know, they are old and worn out, and it doesn’t make any difference whether they’ve reached the goal or not.Jean Webster
Can we not just slow down for a bit? Can we not just be and let be? Can we not for once differ the pattern?
What if I don’t come first? what if I am not the best employee of the year? what if I failed in my relationship? Can I still Live?
Word of The Day Prompt: Precious
Discover Prompt: Slow