If you take a look back at history, you’ll find something
kind of interesting about the evolution of human behavior. Whether there were ebbs and flows in the
economy, whether there were wars going on in the world, illnesses and diseases
and even Mother Nature wiping out towns – people tended to zero in and do what
was in front of them and take things on day-by-day. They stayed on track with what they had to do
and despite the distractions of ‘big things’ happening and they kept their tunnel
vision and stayed focus in handling the matters of their own daily crisis at
Today with our numerous electronic devices from mobile
phones and computers people will announce to the world on social media they
burned their macaroni and cheese on the stove.
Are we spending too much time concentrating on the ‘little’ things that
really don’t matter so much and doing less for the bigger things that matter
The answer to this question is a whopping YES. But we also realize it depends on how you
look at it. Here at We Solved It we think being online sucks away too much time
from what does matter – work, living life for real, being ‘present’ in everyday
situations with those you love and spending quality time focusing on more
important things. But by the same
token, sometimes it is in the sharing that we learn about a charity that needs
a helping hand, we learn about businesses and people who are doing things for
the greater good of the community, our world, the planet and the underprivileged.
We think it is the responsibility of everyone to stop the
madness of gossip and bullying online.
We think it is the responsibility of everyone to be conscious of what it
is they are doing and most importantly how they are affecting other people
negatively with wasting time focusing energy on these things and instead focus
the same amount of energy actually SOLVING and RESOLVING whatever the heck they
are griping about…. Speak up, speak out, stand up for something and be part of
the solution. In other words…. Stay on
Utilize the track of doing what you need to do to make things
better. And when you are in the dark
tunnel, know that you are not alone in what you think or feel – but it is a
temporary tunnel. Notice that as cliché
as it may sound, there is light at both ends.
But it is up to you to get back on the track and go through
the tunnel. You can avoid the tunnel
all you want to – due to fear or whatever the heck paralyzes you from doing
so. But you’ll never get back on track
to where you are going and what you are doing if you choose to remain unfocused
and yes, you’ll keep burning your macaroni and cheese because you are too busy
texting, calling, yammering and Tweeting instead of actually paying attention
to what is burning on the stove.
The art of balance is a tough one to achieve. But we need to stop this ‘disorder’ that has
occurred in our modern day world society and start focusing on the quality of
the time we have and how we utilize it.
Neglecting what we are supposed to pay attention to by trying to feed
our own ego hoping for a response from the outside world 10,000 miles away - really
doesn’t serve any meaningful purpose. No
one really does care that you burned your macaroni and cheese, nor will they be
there to help you actually clean the pan, or buy you a new one or make you a
But if you actually spend the time more productively to not
burn your macaroni and cheese in the first place, perhaps that’s a better use
of your time. You will save yourself the
headache; keep yourself out of danger from burning the house down and save
money from ruining a perfectly good pan and not waste food. In essence, you’re actually SOLVING your
problem before you create one!!
Stay on track. Be
conscious of the tracks. Go through the tunnels. See the light. You just might find that you’ll get a lot of
things done, go to amazing places and above all be able to actually eat your
dinner! Enjoy life.
~ Athena & Tess
– We Solved It