The constant drive pattern so popular in Western culture today is now in overdrive. The obsession for innovation and forward movement is nearly universal. Our future depends on it, we’re told, but does it?
While I cannot speak for everyone on this topic, I know in my own experience that failing to occasionally slow down, take time to observe, enjoy and reflect invariably end up creating an imbalance that is only typically rectified by illness of one type of another. The illness, I suppose, is my body’s way of telling my mind: “She’s cannae take anymore. She’s gonna blow, Captain.” I have a particularly high tolerance for stress and pressure, so it takes a fair bit to knock me off my game, but I’ve learned over time that it’s not wise to test that limit too often.
In all things, balance.