Why the rush?

I had this conversation with my cousins last weekend about how everyone seems to be in a hurry.

When a college student has graduated, almost always he’s asked: “When do you start working?”

After a boyfriend/girlfriend celebrates Nth anniversary being together, almost always they’re asked: “When are you guys getting married?”

When a couple has been married at least six months: “When are you having a baby?” Or “No baby yet?”

Seems like society is in such a hurry.

I admit. I’ve fallen victim to this impatience for what’s going to happen next instead of enjoying what’s happening now. Why do we think that way? Why are we in such a rush to go on to the next chapter in our lives?

I oftentimes justify it as preparing for what’s to come. We save for a house, a new car. We save for when we finally have a baby. We make a five-year plan as a way for us to keep track of the direction that our family is headed to.

Preparing for what could be in store for us in the future is not bad. It’s a good idea to be prepared. I just have to be more aware of the now, to cherish more our time together, instead of worrying and stressing on what’s to come.

Easier said than done, right?


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