I mentioned in last week’s post that if it’s not broken, don’t fix it. I stand by that.What if it’s outdated though?
I, unfortunately, often meet individuals that stopped growing, intellectually and emotionally, in their teenage years, and are now grown adults. The unfortunate part is not for the lack of enthusiasm and stimulation I feel in their presence, it’s for the fact that they’re missing out on a big part of their life.
Growing professionally and socially, having satisfying employment and a thriving family and social life, is important. It’s a great source of happiness that can’t be denied. I do believe there is so much more to be had. it may not be as obvious in our north American culture so a lot of individuals don’t get the memo. The white picket fence perfection doesn’t fit everybody.
One of my favorite questions a friend greets me with from time to time is “what have you learnt today?” I sometimes have to pause and think, other times I’ll have a very passionate answer.
It is undeniable that we change, everyday, little by little. Our changing self needs to be nourished in all areas of our life. Do you remember a growth spurt in your childhood when you found your shoes all of a sudden too small and you needed new ones? Your brain and your heart keep growing your whole life, buy them new shoes! Analogy put aside, feed your heart and mind new materials, more challenging thoughts, intricate relationships, interesting experiences. When was the last time you tried something new? Do you keep an awareness of your “first time”?
We live in the age of information, for better or for worse. We have access to all kinds of knowledge very easily and quickly. I invite you to take an inventory of your experiences and thoughts. Nurturing the inner child is valid, being stuck in time, like a rotary phone is, in my opinion, counterproductive.
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