Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mid Life Crisis

I think that I am in the middle of my mid life crises here. There are things I've wanted to do and places to see and the fear is I'll never get to . People around me that were thought of as always going to be around are getting old and passing on. Seems as if all of life's demands have been making life's work just that, nothing but work. When I first moved out into my first job as a kid, the thoughts of making money to do things and go places around the country was a great concept. I got my first car but having a car is expensive and my money went to making insurance and car payments. Not to fret though as I just knew that if I could just make five dollars an hour I'd be set. Oh man there'd be money to burn then. But things get cloudy and you move into your first apartment thinking this is going to be great. Right before you move out your old car breaks down so now you need a newer one. Car payments again plus living expenses sets you back more. This sort of thing keeps happening and before you know it your middle aged. Everyone gets so involved with all sorts of garbage that you loose sight of yourself and what is really important. The computer age was supposed to free us up by helping get things done faster. But all they did was make it so we could do more work in less time for to make things to make life easier and faster so we can do more work. These days everything is faster faster faster. Rush to work, rush at work, rush home from work, rushing to make dinner, hurry through dinner, rushing to clean up, rushing to get showers, rush and bills paid, rushing to rush. We rush and rush through life afraid we won't get something done - that we'll miss out on some opportunity so we hurry on to finish the next task. All that crap we've rushed through life for to get and have is just crap that will still be around after we've gone. We don't have time for our family, our friends and for ourselves to enjoy some life. Before you know it people are dying off just as the days tick away and then it's your time to go to the great beyond.
Whats left of your life? A bunch of crap that will get sold off or hauled to the landfill.
I've heard that life is a two way street. Better look again buddy because life's street only goes one way and you can't recover miles by simply turning around. Life's highway crumbles away as we continue our short journeys through space and time.


IowaHarleyGirl (Stephanie) said...

Wow...I couldn't have said it any better myself. I think about all of the same stuff all the time. You can't take it with you so sell it all off now and spend quality time with family and friends and do things that you really want to do. You never know when you will take that last breath so you have to get as much of the really important good stuff in before the end.

WooleyBugger said...

I'm glad to know I'm not alone with this thinking. Sometimes it's like being in a boat by myself.
Not a real materialistic person myself with most things but there are some. It's the memories associated with things I guess and not the thing itself.
By the way, I found your blog through k.tdid and must visit more often.