Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Greater Good

Since coming back from our trip out west, life has felt different. When you escape the constant malaise of our modern lifestyle, you realize how much more there is; it's not some platitudinal Miley Cyrus song, there are literal mountains and shit out there to climb. My schedule doesn't have much time left to watch movies or TV but I've lost interest because I feel like I'm wasting my time when there is so much I could be doing. Looking at my life, yes I am providing for my children and investing in their lives emotionally, however, what I do as a career really doesn't add any value to the world. In fact it could be argued that my business is part of the problem. 

The last few days the simplicity of life when I lived in my van has been on my mind and while I much prefer my living situation now (mainly because it's with my girlfriend), I feel restless. I don't want space from her, I want us both to be able to live simply yet fully making the world a better place. There are so many things that could be done right here in our country to help people be healthier and happier never mind impoverished parts of the world. My hopes for the world are probably naive and will lead to disappointment but if someone doesn't try to make a change then it's not going to happen magically. 

It's amazing how one experience can adjust your priorities and mindset. Now it's just a matter of making plans with my other half and putting it in action. In the mean time, this article has some great ways to be involved for good. 

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