Does it seem to anyone else that with all of the things available to us to make our lives easier, we are more disorganized then ever before? We have the world at the click of the mouse, on demand information 24 hours a day, music at our fingertips, any song, any time and we are still questing for more. Is it that we have become so attached to technology that we literally cannot get enough? I saw a cartoon on Face Book the other day showing a friend asking if anyone had plans to go somewhere really cool over the weekend and play on their phones when they got there. I think he hit the nail on the head. We do not talk to each other, we would rather text than talk and we are all too lazy to get up to even talk with someone in the same house, we would rather text them instead. Seriously what The Hell has happened to us?
I am sure it happened a little at a time, but it is everywhere and people of all demographics, races, sex and religions have bought into it. Now do not get me wrong, I love technology and use it a lot, but I love my friends and I still enjoy conversation, I mean Hell I talk for a living. Is this the end of the basic conversation? Have we become so involved in our technological world that we have no interest anymore in interpersonal relationships?
Plus do not get me started on the kids and youth of today. They do nothing, have no activity, and live in their rooms and have been raised on technology, and have no clue what it is to really be a kid. I am frightened that they are the future of this country that is already in a downward spiral.
I know I am not alone in this thought process, but I feel that at this point in time I feel I am in the minority. Try an experiment the next time you are a mall or big event. Try to go longer than 5 seconds without seeing some one on their phone talking, texting or send an email. Good Luck!
I have decided that a lot us, either publicly or privately want to be healthier than we are, and many of us would like to have certain aspects of our health be much better than it is today. I am sure across the country every morning many of us lean over the sink and look in the mirror and wonder how we got here. How we let ourselves gain so much weight, get so out of shape, how we let ourselves get unhealthy and how we look so much older than we really are.
The funny thing is that moment when we really are serious about the severity of the changes that are needed in our mind, and we feel really strong about it. But then the day begins, and that strong feeling passes, and before you know it we are off doing what we do every day, with the good intentions slowly fading into the background, and the comfortable auto pilot lives we live start taking the lead.
I guess this is human nature, and I think that get up and go attitude mentality has somehow become a fossil in our personality. Now do not get me wrong, we may really want these changes to transpire, but the work involved most of the time is maybe too overwhelming for us to stay in our focus. When that "make a change" attitude does kick in, is when bad news suddenly enters the equation. A bad blood work up, getting really sick or when a major health crisis rears its ugly head, for most of us can be a swift kick in the motivation rear end.
I would like it to be different, but the reality is each of us are motivated to make a change in our own way, and better late than ever may be the way things are moving forward. So my best suggestion is for all of us then to be just a bit better to ourselves everyday. Tiny baby steps that do not really qualify in our minds as "changes", but instead more positive healthy steps heading in a better direction.
Human nature is very strong, and the predictability of us being stubborn and hard pressed to make changes, even when needed will now, and in the future be a tough process.... But one that is well worth the effort.
Sorry I have not posted in a while, I guess life started getting my way, or I LET IT. I have been starting a lot of great new ventures, and I am hoping many more on the horizon and in my future. It is funny how the more I get the chance to do what I love, the more I want to do. This morning I was in the guest seat as a guest, and not the host. I did well, I mean I do have a bit of control issues, so being in the guest seat was a lot easier than I expected. I have been interviewed before and represented companies in an educator position, but you know I have a tendency to over guess and over think things a lot, and then after I think to myself what is wrong with you?
Something I have recently gained clarity with is the fact that life is too damn short. I am the first to say we spend too much time dwelling in the past and preparing for the coulda, shoulda, woulda futures that may or may not come our way. I am a believer in planning for the future, but not at the expense of missing or gliding through a perfectly amazing present.
As I have got older, so has my circle of friends, and with this the age of the group has also increased. This brings hopefully wisdom and experience and the memories of a full life, but for many of us it brings regrets and frustration for not pursuing our dreams and aspirations. I think we are all somehow blinded by the idea that we have plenty of time to live and get things done, and so many of us utilize that back burner in life where we shelf so many dreams and things on our bucket list. Many dear friends of mine have left this world way too early, and in many cases not achieving all they, in my mind should have because they kept waiting. I am not sure why we just wait.. Wait for a better time, a time when we have more time, a time when there is less stress, a time when finances are better. What I have learned is there is not good time to live your life better and fully.... We just need to do it..embrace it... ago for it!
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My name is Jeffrey Burke. I have been in the health and nutrition field for well over three decades. In August 2012 I was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasting Hall Of Fame. It was an amazing honor to be honored at the Gala event.
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