It IS mine!!!
I was given it so I’d take care of it, dammit!
But did I?
What is a thought? What is a good thought? How to we allocate enough time to grant others the flash of a thought?
Here is a story.
Let’s say you and I work in a office somewhere. Same level; we work together. We usually get along. We know each other long enough to minimize friction.
We cannot call each other friends, but we went past being colleagues. So much that we have enjoyed some success in working as a team.
Most cultures in the modern world celebrate the individual. We are conditioning ourselves to be proud of our differences, our uniqueness. We teach it to our kids. Everyone everywhere wants to be a “leader”, the one that stands out, the one everybody worships and praises, the famous one on TV. The star.
As a result, nothing we humans do together feels right. There’s always something off with it. Have you ever looked at teams in sports, at work, anywhere?
Remember the neighbor’s lawnmower? If not, you can read it here.
Imagine you actually went down your stairs, out the door, onto your neighbor’s front porch and you rang his bell.
Just hear me out for a second before you close this page.
The old man is home. Maybe not feeling so well, so he skipped mowing just this once so he could rest. How much will this small conversation bring to both of you?
Blessed, day off. Time to relax, slow down and enjoy life. Time to count your many blessings.
Time to feel like a king.
Your next door neighbor also loves Saturdays. Especially Saturday mornings. He’s an old man. He likes the simple life. Every Saturday, at exactly 10:00 am, he mows his lawn.