"In my experience, it is extremely rare for any individual to be both a firefighter and a builder. "
|Coworker:||Now that I'm back I just have to figure out what I'm doing here and what my job is.|
|Me:||If it makes you feel any better, I think you're only mildly more confused than everybody else!|
'Dorian' by Agnes Obel.
This song just stopped me in my tracks when I first heard it a few weeks ago.
(This may turn into a long-form post, but for now, its a half-baked cluster of thoughts.) In our hyper connected culture, its easy to go about our days constantly watching what everyone else is doing. The problem with this is you quickly start to feel as though you’re only pretending to live your life on your terms, but are actually living out your life for the crowd’s benefit in hopes that you at some point, will be recognized for your interestingness. In the meantime, you will judge every snippet and update from other people’s field reports and measure them against your narrative.
In too many cases, we are robbing ourselves from ourselves, and I’m getting tired of it.