OUR SAMPLE SOCIETY

Where do you draw the line?

How do we determine what is acceptable thinking and what is obsolete?  How can we expect to evolve as a society if we continue to use the same archaic and limited beliefs and practices?

I have often called the world in which we live, “A Sample Society”.  Since the day we were born, we have been conditioned to TRY things.  When we were old enough to eat solid foods, we were forced to TRY various foods to develop our personal tastes.  This in most cases resulted in having a diverse palette when it comes to what we feed ourselves.  In some cases, it actually taught us to revolt, having TRIED some things that we didn’t like in the end.

When we got a bit older, we were FORCED to TRY different fashions and styles (usually by our parents as they chose our clothes, our shoes, our hairstyles, etc).

In school we were invited to TRY various lines of study.  This is a good thing, as it is an important ingredient in the journey of finding your passion.  In this case, however we begin to see that there are serious consequences for choosing to try something without doing a certain amount of due diligence.  “But I thought trying things was supposed to be good”, you think to yourself.

In the workplace, it gets even more complicated.  As you set out to find a career, you find that if you choose to take a position but fail to like it, leaving that position will follow you for years.  Statistic show that a young adult can expect to hold a minimum of 10 jobs between the ages of 25 and 45.  Yet, such movement can be seen as a risk by hiring managers.

With all this confusion around how to manage our lives from a planning perspective, is it any wonder why so many people struggle find their passion and to finally hone in on creating a future around that passion?

Jobs, marriages, hobbies… you name it.  All aspects of our lives are impacted by the way we perceive our right to make choices and the actual choices we make as a result.  What do you think?

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