Ever wondered why we’re referred to as ‘the human race’? Or sometimes even the ‘rat race’? Other species on this planet are just species or something to that extent, but nothing else on this planet gets called a race… we’re the only ones that seem to be racing somewhere at any time of the day….
Where are we racing anyways? Judging by the people on the roads here, I’d say we’re only racing to our graves if we’re not stuck in traffic. Geeez people! Slow down! Smell the flowers. Look around. Enjoy life (or whatever’s left of it to enjoy that is…). You know…sit back and relax? But no, I bet that will be turned into a competition as well and we’ll be racing to see who’s relaxing better as well. Now I’d actually like to see that one done sometime…
Might as well enjoy life, we’re all going to die anyway. Have you figured that one out yet? The trouble with life is that no one gets out of it alive! And obviously the faster you go, your chances of dying increase greatly and if you go faster when you’re driving, the chances double even there.
But I guess I’m straying off the topic here a little bit. Or not really…these two things really match a little if you look deeper into the situation. We’re always in hurry, whether we are driving or whether we are doing something. We have to do it quite quickly, don’t we? Why?
As I watch a car overtake me, I always know that I will see that same car in front of me in the next traffic jam. Oh yeah… you overtook me a few minutes ago, you’re ahead of me, but you’re still going to be late because we’re both stuck in a traffic jam only I’m not so worked up about being late. If you’re late you’re late there is nothing you can do about it. Deal with it.
Ever notice how people in a hurry stand there punching the elevator call button twenty times over? Why do they think it’s going to come any faster if they repeatedly stab the button???
Learn to slow down, and take it easy and enjoy life.
Yes, that one was for my "Cynically Yours..." column. Now that I've started toying with Photoshop I think I may find something cynical in nature and make an image of that with 'Cynically Yours...' somewhere on there... or some kind of a logo of sorts
Right now I'm working on a few more; some of them won't take a cynical route at all. General articles about tarot, horoscopes, and the weird stuff I'm into. (Gina (the senior editor and the owner of StudenTalk actually suggested those to me, I'm taking her up on that) )
Still on the lookout for more ideas and topics to write about.