Enjoy the enormity
What “What a wonderful world” is about:
One of the saddest things I witness is people that don’t venture out beyond their immediate world view. And it is getting worse the more we become addicted to social media and entertainment on our phones. Even more sad, in fact tragic, is when I hear about suicides. While I don’t claim to understand the factors leading to that drastic decision, nor do I understand clinical depression, I do wonder if many people, especially young people, simply need to have their eyes opened to the enormity of this world. Have their eyes opened to the enormity of life options, the enormity of the world’s wonders, and the enormity of all the awesome, fun, funny, beautiful experiences they can have if they just step outside their current worldview.
There are so, so many places to see, things to do, and activities to experience, all there for the taking. And so many are right in our immediate surroundings and don’t cost a dime to experience. And there are many more awe-inspiring things to do and places to see that are well within our reach, both financially and logistically.
Sadly, we allow ourselves to get so wrapped up in our current situation, good or bad, that we don’t venture out to explore new things. We get stuck in our routine of work + errands + TV + social media while the rest of the whole wide wondrous world passes us by, and we miss out on all that this awesome place has to offer.
“Reality, no matter how utopian, seems to be something people need to frequently take a holiday from.” ~ Aldous Huxley
“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” ~ Gandhi