According to our employment contracts, this is the time we Knock Off. But over here, in the heart of the business district, we working adults are still tightly welded to our desks. Our eyes are still unwillingly attracted to the flickering pc screen. And this goes on for days, months and years, until one day, we finally get Knocked Out (of Proportions).
Our scales start malfunctioning. We start to measure everything wrongly. We use dollars and cents as units to measure people and activities worth our time. We are impatient with people who walked too slow, or those who took their time at restaurants. We begin to walk unnecessarily fast, and we would snap at people who tried to point out a beautiful shade of green.
What? Yes that’s nice. But what has that got to do with me?
You just want to know what is in it for you.
Oh no! It sounds depressing….. But I think I am like that too, one of the most hot-tempered creature in the world. Is it too late to change?
I don’t think so. We can start appreciating our world again, with the help of a good dose of reminders, and a great deal of slowing down! Maybe we stay in a concerete jungle, for example I am sadly not a mediterrenean breed, but there is often beauty in corners that we missed out because we walked by too fast, or we just didn’t used to care.