Stop and smell the flowers
- Published on Monday, 12 September 2011
- By: Clark Vandeventer
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My kids have changed my life. Yeah, obvious statement I know. One of the things about having kids–whether you’re at home or traveling–is that they force you to slow down. To linger longer. To stop and smell the flowers. The American mentality of go, go, go is decimated by kids. I’m not just talking about the way we work. There’s even a go, go, go mentality to the way we travel and leisure. We go so fast we miss the moment.
We were at Crater Lake. I was ready to head off to another acclaimed vista. But Emery wanted to stop and smell the flowers.
Wake up. The world has changed. Are you living in the emerging already here world, or are you still living in the old one? The old world was about paying your dues and biding your time on the basis of promised golden years. It doesn’t work that way anymore. Don’t complain; just adapt. The old world wasn’t that good anyway. Who wants to give the best years of their life to a job and then wake up at 65 and wonder where all the time went? In the new world you can write your own ticket, be your own boss, and live on a grand scale, now.