Switch off autopilot

A huge issue is that we fail to realize that by the time we wake up and commute to start our average nine to five jobs almost half of our day is already gone. We have our morning coffee and get on our duties around tennish and we only have two hours to go until we reach exactly the median of the twenty-four hours life has given us for a day.

And at noon when we sneak peek at the numbers on our computer screen, we sigh and say “gosh, it’s another five to six hours to go” until we finish our work. Then we go home by six to seven in the evening and get on our household duties. In some places of the world we would say it is eighteen to nineteen o’clock and yet we fail to realize that all we left is just around five more hours, and our day is gone in the dust.

We just love to blame our society for making us work so much, but we tend to forget that almost three centuries ago during the industrial revolution we used to work more than ten hours in a factory a day, inhaling harmful chemicals, building up the society where we work and live now. Trying to keep up with the rat race — as we would often call it — we just switch to autopilot and fly through our days without even realizing the gift life has given us: the present.

So should we blame our society? Or should we just realize that it is our decision to miss out on the things that we do like robots. The things that we have. It is like money for the riches, we have so much that we take it for granted and do not enjoy it anymore, but mind us, it can be gone anytime. We are the richest because we have time and we fail to realize it until we do not have it anymore, so typical of us, is not it?

We are afraid of the future and its presumed inventions flooding the streets with androids, but actually, the streets are already filled with blood and bone humans roaming like robots without feelings: us.

One of the most down to the core teachings of humanity is that if we are offered something just take it. Giving means that we undress all that our society has taught us about saving face. We should just grasp on the present moment, because we have it now, life provides us with it every single day.

We must knock off the autopilot and start realizing that the life we live is wonderful and we the people are wonderful, we just have been missing out on it because we live our lives like brainless zombies. We should just open our eyes and see for real, because all that we need is just right at our fingertips: life.


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