We all need our adrenaline rush to keep us alive, a welcome change from the daily humdrum. Most plod along but some seek out adventures to savor life in all its hues; after all, variety is the spice of life!
Some are born rich, with a silver spoon in the mouth, with all needs taken care of, many at their beck & call; most others, in poorer surroundings, but not necessarily lacking in love! Ultimately, life tends to even out, at least over few generations. Those who find themselves disadvantaged at birth, have a lower base to work their way up & the rewards tend to be higher & savoring the ascend, more enduring.
As we realize while growing up, the better option for a meaningful & fulfilling life could be; to change what we can, but to accept what we cannot! It is applicable for family life, as well for a citizen, if born in countries where anarchy rules the roost! In the latter case, one has to conform but society will change; change is the constant in life, especially now, with the onslaught of technology leading to a homogenous society. People see & realize what works & how others live.
Earlier times, the strong bonds of society held, but increasingly we are becoming slaves to technology; also, impervious to the change that alters our way of thinking & value systems. Only when faced with a real crisis will we know, whether we have the mettle to survive, the bonding forged can hold for us to survive & extend the life-span of mankind!
The daily crises seem to have blown over in most parts of the world with the ability to respond to a crisis greater by the day, but are we having a focus to better ourselves as one? After all, unity is strength; all else, will come a cropper in the end, despite the buzz & the glitz! Are we losing it with our endless pursuit of material progress, at the cost of all else? How will we react, if we have to fight for essentials of life due to some unforeseen events?
Life has to be lived with a higher purpose, but people tend to become selfish & feel history might not repeat, at least during their lifetime! The older generations have seen the vicissitudes of life, that nothing can be taken for granted. Lots of untoward events of earlier times have been insured against, that gives a feeling of security, hopefully not false!
Earlier times, we had great leaders who inspired, but with modern technology & freer press, all have been brought down to ground level! None is wiser than others is the platform most operate, especially the young who get a kick out of gadgets that the older generations fumble with!
The jury is still out, but thanks to material progress, we do not lack in confidence! Despite dire warnings, we feel we have many lives to play with; hopefully, that could make our lives worthwhile, even though could turn out to be a mirage in the end! Nobody has deciphered life to explain & convince others to follow the right path; variety is after all the spice of life. The good amongst us will always have their place in the sun, especially when they become scarcer!