Almost all of the perishable food we eat comes with an expiration date. It appears that almost everything has an expiration date. Of course, everything may not be stamped with a specific expiration date. Just because there's no stamp expiration date, don't be fooled. Everything has its time of glory followed by decline and extinction.
As I look back over my life I realize that life and culture are continually changing. Life and culture have a cycle of greatness followed by extinction.
Sometimes, I long for favorite restaurants, stores and products which no longer exist. I miss certain fashions from the past. When I really reminisce, I miss the quiet simplistic life that existed before the onset of TV and the Internet.
To be honest I realize my youthful body has also become extinct. The recklessness and impulsiveness of youth is also becoming extinct. Although the strength and flexibility of my body is becoming extinct, I still have the freedom of my mind and spirit.
As I listen to our politicians and realize the self-centeredness and greed operating within our society, I wonder if values of honesty, transparency, fairness, loyalty, and commitment are still alive or are they extinct?
As I realize the seeds of change that are being planted in our government and society by our government, I wonder if our democracy and freedom are rushing to extinction! We know from history that nations rise up and then become extinct. Is the extinction of our democracy accelerating?
It is time to make freedom choices! If we went freedom from the way things are now in our society and lives, it is time to courageously commit to actively pursue our freedom.
If we do not want what we hold dear to become extinct, then we must pursue our freedom with unwavering focus and emotion.
Remember there is no guarantee that our freedom and democracy will not become extinct in our lifetime!
Remember, We Live within the Environment Created by Our Choices!
Life and Mental Fitness Coach