This Just In ! – A recent scientific study has revealed that while losing sleep over the small things is tantamount to an OCD trait, it may be that the big things don’t warrant that much respect either. The report went on to say that worrying about what has happened, what is happening, or what may happen, is the greatest waste of time known to man. In closing, the report noted that without disregarding intuition, learning from errors, and a sensible level of future planning, ditching worry as a tired fad of yesterday is the new trend, with one Hollywood celebrity quoted, “I´m not worried”
When following instructions from the heart, as long as ethically proper, does it really matter a damn wether or not said instructions leads to what is sensible, or worse, accepted by the herd? Death bed recordings generally express regret not for the things that were done, but for the things that weren’t. Exposing oneself to a healthy level of scrutiny can be daunting, while shame being a different animal altogether should be avoided like the plague, embarrassment can be healthy, reducing how seriously we take ourselves, one less thing to worry about being exposed, and most importantly – reducing how seriously we take ourselves. Personally speaking, mortification being the worst case scenario, is a fair price to pay for a little character development.
Nowadays, personal caution is overused to the point of absurdity, so we can well afford to throw a little of it to the wind. While consideration for others is important, holding oneself back due to what others might think, has to be one of the greatest tethers to personal development ever created by the human mind, a true design flaw in the evolutionary model. This self censoring mechanism has a plethora of obvious purposes, but at a real cost to the bigger picture. The force that pioneered the journey from fish to man would have barrelled over such an absurdity into the dust of time, just as it did with all other obstacles on the path to progress. It is nothing short of bizarre that we spend much of our lives constructing a self encapsulating prison, when we should be spending it living our lives as if this is our last chance to do so. God knows what humanity would have accomplished, not having to adhere to this nonsense.
For in any case, we are all barrelling at the speed of light toward a point in the future where we will all melt into the Earth, at a further point, the Earth will then melt into the Sun, further again, our Star will implode in a supernova that will for all intents and purposes eliminate all traces of our Solar System, let alone that there ever was a little planet called Earth, with all of the dramas great and small created by those ever so busy humans, all those billions of years ago…