The older we are, the pickier we get, not only in the friends we make but in the foods we eat.
We want to make the best use of our time, which means focusing on the things that matter. We specify our needs and define uncertainty.
Growing up we tend to be open to everything, new people, new ideas, new activities. Our mind is the world’s oyster. The era of online social networking inundated with all types of friend connections and shareable content. Facebook became the seed of conversation and entertainment.
And then we aged, got bored and our minds closed.
Old brains resist change. But as Steve Jobs reminds us, death can be reenergizing:
Almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
Each day brings new exploration. The conversation is public, creativity is rampant, and there’s always something new and emerging with the Internet in our pocket.
There’s no excuse for boredom today. There’s always something to check, write about and share, or play. As long as the real work gets done, the work that pays the bills, we should have plenty of time to innovate and relax.
Needless to say, life if short so go long in everything you do. And question everything.