This is not as bad as it may sound and not even close to the title from Bruce Springsteens song ” My city of Ruins” , the song written close after 9/11.
But, in my hometown it is not a plane crashing in to buildings by terrorists that destroys it, it is a slow progress of constant building in the name of infrastructure so that we can get a more efficient city for business, or just being busy. Is it the same?
When i look around, i see people just so stressed out, not happy, not smiling, myself the same sometimes.
This week my oldest boy who is soon to be 14 has 5 exams in school, i mean, how can you plan this bad as a teacher?? Well more is better, isn’t it:-) Most times not!
More and more people around the western world is stressed out, don’t have time they say and the cost is relationship to people and to themselves, it is cost is medical care for people that have stopped to listen to their bodies.
I mean, if i run like hell on a football pitch but in the wrong direction, is it still good?
We need to rethink, for thousands of years we humans have been in nature, eaten around the fire, talked and make a living of and by nature.
I am not against progress, quite the opposite, but is progress more damage on nature & people for getting the new car every 18-24 months? Or eating food that is toxicated by crap and another test at school, more is better:-)
We maybe more educated, but we are definitely not smarter or wiser.
So my take on this has always been, I work to support and have a good life, not the other way around. I like to make profits from my company and from investments, but the price must be ok. When i work with people and companies, when they set Goals it has to go through 5 steps to be ok.
Mental health- sound thoughts, emotions
Physical health-sleep, exercise, food etc
Social life-Relationships- to yourself and others
Environment- small ( family/ job/ close ) & the world
Economic- private and business
If you can’t set a CHECK to all 5 the risk is that it won’t hold.
So build and take care of whatever city, body or relationship you are in. Stand up for what you believe in and set your actions in line with this.
Be smart and wise and use your education otherwise it is just waste of your time and money.