Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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 hand. 

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 more?  

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 track.  

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 new meal.  

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



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