The Daily Man-Up

October 5, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Man-Up

Humans watch 5 hours of TV and spend 9 hours looking at a screen a day. We. Are. Fucked.

Time is the most valuable commodity on the planet, and it’s the most wasted.

We give our time, our lives, to silly things that do nothing for us nor for anyone else.

That’s insane. To give five hours of your day to something that does nothing for you is incredible.

I’m blown away. We spend our time watching others pretend to live almost as much as we pay attention to our own lives. We spend half of our waking day monitoring the lives of others on social media or TV, completely ignoring the fact that our lives are happening all around us and we’re completely ignorant to it.

This is incredible. It’s insane that we could be so frivolous with our time, that we could throw our lives away just because we’re lazy or dumb or careless with how we use something that, from the moment we pop out of the womb, is declining, counting down with every second we breathe.

Rather than using this time to learn or read or embark on some badass adventure, we glue our eyes to a screen and ignore that wondrous planet and all of the incredible people that are walking by us, often doing the very same thing.

Be Mindful

Mindfulness is becoming a lost art. As we’ve created more and more distractions and things that do things for us, we’ve sat back, got fatter and dumber and more ignorant.

Buck the trend.

Be mindful of how you use your time and what you give your time to. Shut off the TV, cancel the cable, stop looking at your phone and look up for a change.

To waste time is to waste life and my goodness is that becoming a far too common tragedy.

Don’t fall in line with everyone else. Be a true original. Walk your own path, into dangerous corners and live a live worth writing about.

Chad Howse