It's Sunita here.
We have become accustomed to receiving information in the way of bullet points on a list. Usually a short list. Condensed, simplified and designed to keep our attention focussed just long enough for us to be able to process bite-size information.
You can find a 'Top 3 list' for just about anything you can imagine. You want to find your purpose? There's a list for you. Do you want to learn how to become successful in 28 days? Just look up the list on how to do that. And yes, there's probably a list on how to lose 100 pounds in 3 months. Did I hear you say you needed a list on how to triple your income in 2 weeks? Well, you're in luck because there's a list for that too.
Does it sound too good to be true?
There's a problem with the 'dumbing down of life'. It oversimplifies the process of creating a meaningful life. It contains a false promise that it will be simple and pain free if you just follow these rules.
We as human beings are inherently complex, complicated and unique. There is no shortcut to achieving success that is meaningful. There is no formula to living well.
We were born to do great things. For that, we must be a student of life.
There are so many factors that come into play in our life that we have no control over. So to think that we can just follow the bullet points of a list and predictably find nirvana is simply delusional.
But maybe you want to be fooled into thinking you can...
What I know is that it takes a lifetime to build a good life that is full of meaning, impact and purpose.
So don't cheat yourself by living through bullet points. Take the long way home. Take the scenic route. Your destination is guaranteed to be worth your journey.
Wishing you a wonderful week of leisurely musings,