Age of Convenience…A Painful Reminder

convenienceWe don’t want to diet.  We want a pill that miraculously makes us lose weight or we go to a surgeon to have our fat surgically removed.

We don’t want to exercise.  We buy six-pack enhancers from “As Seen on TV” and hope they work in 20 minutes or less.

We don’t want to think about healthy choices.  ”If it feels good”…we do it!

We don’t want to grow old gracefully.  We want a nip, tuck or suck that leaves us scarred but believing that we’re fooling the world.

We don’t want to wait for a call back.  If we send a text message we want an immediate response.

We don’t want to entertain our kids.  We let them teethe on an iPod and call them techi-babies

We don’t want to think about what we eat or drink.  If it looks good and tastes good then it must be good, right?

We don’t want to be bothered refilling a water bottle.  Instead we buy toxic water in recycled bottles and call it “convenience”.

We don’t want to “make it from scratch”.  If it comes in a box it has our name on it.

We don’t want to wait for the luxuries in life.  If we can borrow the money to get a new toy NOW we do it.  (We love plastic in more ways than one).

We don’t want to work hard for nickels and dimes.  We want that “ship” to come in right NOW.

We don’t want to wait for our food to heat up.  Instead we radiate our food in a microwave regardless of the consequences.

We don’t want to cook dinner.  We’ll do fast food drive-thru in a heart beat and convince ourselves that our time is more valuable than our health is.

We don’t want to wait in the grocery line.  Instead we’ll pay a premium to order online and pick it up at the curb.

We don’t want to hear the kids whine.  Instead we hand them our credit card and send them to the mall.

We don’t want to wait for kindergarten.  Instead we put the kids in daycare as early as possible and pretend like we’re socializing them.

We don’t want to take the time to attend a kids’ baseball game.  We’re far too busy for that!  Instead we purchase the best cleats and gloves that we can get our hands on and buy our way out of guilt.

We can’t be worried about being good examples for the kids.  Instead we tell them to “do as I say…not as I do”.

We don’t want to think about preventing cancer.  We choose to live our life any way we want to and bank on a doctor having a miracle cure when we need one.

We don’t want ugly food.  Instead we like the look of perfection that comes from using chemicals and pesticides.

We don’t care about the environment.  Instead we take it for granted and we opt for the convenience of disposable goods at all costs.

We don’t want to take the time to build relationships.  Instead we opt for a “tweet” or a “post” to people we call “friends” and we think that ought to be enough for anybody.

Yep…we live in the Age of Convenience and it’s taking its toll on life in more ways than one.

Go ahead.  Live with a little inconvenience.  It may be a little painful to make some changes BUT you’ll be so glad you did in the LONG run.

Remember, patience is a virtue.



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