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An Answer to What Ails Us

There’s nothing like an event such as now to give us an immediate and clear vision of what is important in life and to render so obviously unnecessary the pointless distractions.

There’s nothing such as an all-encompassing tribulation to brilliantly illustrate an immediate sense of priority—what is truly needed, uplifting, and valuable, and what is not.

There is nothing that manifests our latent strength and incredible ability to adjust, adapt, and change than poignant moments like these.

There is nothing that so keenly exposes our lack of wisdom, preparation, and misguided priorities . . .

There is nothing that so impels us toward making long-needed and meaningful change . . .

And if we didn’t have times like these, might we be content to remain reactive or passive bystanders? . . . complacent, becoming ever-busier, yet not progressing or meaningfully engaging and realizing true potential?

Thank goodness for times like these.

 

Why?

 

Why do we continue to migrate daily across ever-widening, costly, clogged, stress-inducing and resource-robbing roads to perform work that technology has proven we can do remotely?

How much of this for-mentioned commuting to distant workplaces can be reduced if we targeted only truly meaningful and necessary engagements?

How much could we downsize the vastness of workplaces and the consequent wideness of roads if we only built what was needed to accommodate these engagements?

Is it any wonder how we rob ourselves of the energy and time to make healthy exercise, diet, recreation, family and community, and spiritual engagement integral to our daily life?

Why do we continue to build bigger, resource-consuming houses when we spend less time in them and our families are shrinking?

Why do we invest so extensively in technology intended to make life more effective yet simultaneously continue with archaic and costly ways of doing the necessary things across so many aspects of life?

Why, if our lives have become so eased and comfortable, do we find ourselves ever busy, tired, and ailing?