Going through the motions

What “The waiting place” is about:

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Are you an apathetic, lazy person?

“Pffft, no way, I’m always on the move,” you just said to yourself. Let’s look at it another way. Have you achieved, or are you on the path to achieving, your lifelong dreams? Are you presently doing what you are passionate about, day in and day out?

“Well, no, but…”

One of the saddest crimes of humanity is that we get comfortable, and we settle. We settle for a life that is “good enough,” but which in no way resembles the long held dreams of our youth. We settle for the path of immediate gratification, going to sports events, concerts, bars, festivals, vacations, and the like. We get comfortable watching TV and scrolling social media, because after a long day at work it’s relaxing and well, just easier.

Even sadder is that younger generations are barely aware of the great tenant of this nation, that they can have dreams and they can pursue any path in life they choose. Millions of people do not even consider that dreams are there for the taking. They think the only option is to “live to work, work to live,” hopefully have some fun along the way, and then…die.

Too many let life happen to them, always reacting or at best taking the path of least resistance. All they know is that life is a long series of struggles, interrupted by sporadic highlights of fun and excitement. And nowadays our success is rated by comparing our sporadic highlights to the sporadic highlights of others on social media.

I know this to be true, because I was guilty of it myself, and I see it all around me.


“The Waiting Place…for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or a No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.
NO! That’s not for you!”

                                                                                    ~ Dr. Seuss – Oh, the Places You’ll Go!