Enjoy life, really?
Should young people get lessons on how to enjoy life when they are at school? I don’t mean endless partying or always being on holiday but choosing a career that suits them and one they will enjoy. There are many people that enjoy their work, from gardeners to doctors, but there are also doctors who are obviously in the wrong job and take it out on their patients.
Whistle while they work
The same applies to other trades and professions. From bricklayers who whistle while they work to school teachers whose dedication to children not only means they enjoy life but they make the lives of the children more enjoyable too.
I can’t say I enjoy life exactly, but it is better than it used to be. I like writing and photography and just about anything to do with computers. I still find it hard to say no to some of the things that I don’t want to do. I said no to an invitation to the mayor’s parlour this week. I didn’t want to go. I said yes to a meeting I didn’t really want to go to, but that might benefit my longer term goals. I suppose part of being able to enjoy life, is just being able to choose. We all need more choice and more control over our own lives. There are those that want to control us and I’m a bit of a rebel who likes to resist such pressures to conform.
Drifting through life
Is it enough to just drift through life with no goals, no ambition and little hope of anything better? I think we humans are separate from the other animals because we always strive for something better and better lives. We have evolved differently from the other species and have become sophisticated and successful as a species. There are some exceptions. There are still people sticking pins in voodoo dolls, drinking the firewater every weekend and painting their bodies with strange exotic symbols. They bang their heads to the beat of the drums and paint their caves with strange markings. I know, I’ve been to Darlaston…
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