“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
― Benjamin Franklin
There are those individuals who in their 20’s after graduating college are true go-getters. They work hard, get involved and are all about their upwardly mobile status. But somewhere along the way they slow down and begin to cruise; maybe they gain a little market knowledge and begin to think they know a little something. They get into their routines of life, work, family, children — all very important. But in doing so, they don’t get involved, they just fill their time being busy — or rather they let their time GET filled with stuff. But are they continuing to learn and expand their mind and life-experiences. Are they watching life go by on their television screens or are they engaging in interesting and meaningful activities? Are you an active participant in life? This quote from Benjamin Franklin made me wonder…
There is a line from the movie Shawshank Redemption, “You either get busy living or get busy dying.”
So, what are you doing today? Are you expanding your experiences and knowledge of life, love and all there is in this great big world? What are you doing?
I read somewhere that we should be constantly changing-growing spiritually, socially, educationally & physically. I hope this last one means it’s OK for me to expand, but I doubt that’s what the writer meant!