Friday, July 23, 2010

Slow Mo

Do you think we are too busy as a society? I’ve noticed over the past couple of weeks, that I tend to use my car when I try to fit more into my day. I wonder if God meant for us to live like this. Should we be so busy that there’s no time to reflect and ponder things like grandpa used to do, sipping tea on the back patio in the evening. It seems in our culture, the faster you go, the less green you get.

Think about it… what is the expected wait time for an order at a fast food restaurant? What is the mileage of your car when you speed versus sooth travel at 60 mph? How much time do you trade to grow your own veggies as opposed to just purchasing them? Preserving food when in season, cooking food using solar power, watering plants using rain barrels all qualify as slower means of managing our daily lives, but better options for the environment AND more importantly us.

Any way you slice or dice this issue, it all comes down to living a different lifestyle. But here’s the kicker… living that different lifestyle isn’t the hard part. People around the world do it every day. The hard part is living that lifestyle in the midst of a radically different culture. -Jason

3 comments:

  1. I often think about this. I'm not convinced that we were intended to drive an hour one way to work, taking time away from our families, either. Or even that we should be working away from the home. It is an interesting idea to ponder.

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  2. You are right...our simpler lifestyle is the norm in so many places but here it is considered strange, eccentric and even a little backwards.

    I wonder what most consider 'progress' is indeed even progress at all. Great post!

    Thanks for visiting...Kim

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  3. What Pigs Don't KnowJuly 23, 2010 at 4:54 PM

    Kim!
    Thanks for visiting US! I love your site and have been reading it probably for about a year. Your photography is beautiful, and your writing upbeat and witty. I'm actually set to write a post about blogs that have influenced me, and yours made the cut!
    Thanks again -
    Carrie

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