If Not Now, When?
Posted on August 09 2015
We now live in a culture where people are saying, "I'd rather have a passport full of stamps, than a house full of stuff." Operative word being, NOW! No longer are we living for the future or worrying about the past, but instead focused on the present. A few generations ago it seems (and correct me if I'm wrong here) that people focused on working long weeks, to save for a retirement of fiscal freedom only to reach said status and realize they're either too tired, too old, or too set in their ways to do all of the things they had planned for. And by no means am I making light of how hard our forefathers worked, but simply highlighting the reality signified by our current generation's ideals (hashtag- work hard, play hard). The emphasis on balance has certainly been well played by the descendants of the industrious 'Baby Boomers' and I respectfully consider such actions as progress, not protest. Besides, isn't it our responsibility to learn from previous generations and put into practice that which we've been taught (hashtag- know better, do better). In the words of my favorite author Paulo Coelho, "One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. DO IT NOW," (hasthtag, just sayin').