Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I is for Instant

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Instant coffee. Instant messaging. Instant service. Instant bombardes us from every side. We want it all and we want it now, as the song goes. And all the companies rush to "improve" their services to satisfy our craving. We, as a culture, do not have much patience remaining.

But how much more can we lose?

Is it possible for our limited patience to disappear entirely in the future? Does a world of short attention spans and even shorter tempers await us?

Or will we step back and appreciate once again the value of slowing down and waiting? Waiting for the perfect cup of coffee or tea to brew. Waiting to consider the effect of our words and action. Waiting and watching while time slows down as we live in and cherish each moment.

Instant is well and good, but it must be balanced out by waiting. Only then can we enjoy living. Certain things are only fully enjoyed at a slower pace.

Until next time.

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