Last month we celebrated Independence Day and Pioneer Day, which got me thinking....those holidays are important because of the sacrifice so many made for a greater cause. People were courageous, unwavering, filled with purpose. Where has that gone? When was the last time I was passionate about something?
A lot of work has been done for us by our ancestors, and as a result we are pretty casual and laid back. Shouldn't we follow their example and have the same type of enthusiasm? Don't you feel better when you have a purpose, or goal to work toward? I'm not inferring that I am going to go out and save dolphins, but I think my life would be better if I had an inner goal that I was passionate about and worked toward. And I suppose it's not that we need to go out and do "important" things, but maybe we should re-evaluate, and put some more "important" things on the list.
Anyways, I have just been thinking about the differences between our generation and the generations before us. I like the kindness and purpose that I imagine life had long ago. Not that I want to go back to churning butter.
Agree or disagree? Let me know your thoughts/opinion.