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It's All About Perspective: Time Perspective

Before I left on this trip, I was a fast walker. By fast, I mean Driven-Has a Place to Go-Leave People Behind fast walker. I didn't walk like that all of time but certainly at least 80-90% of the time. Even in my free time. I didn't really notice this, it was just part of who I was. It certainly wasn't something I expected to change.

But now?  Now I walk slow. Not all of the time - I mean I can walk fast when we are in a hurry, it's not like I physically can't walk fast now - but most of the time I just prefer to walk slowly. I didn't notice when this started to change, it just kind of happened at some point in this trip and now I'm a stroller instead of a speed walker.

Last night, I watched this fantastic YouTube video last night about how we deal with time. And it was like a lightbulb went off in my head.

I am moving away from being Future Oriented towards being Present Hedonistic! It reminds me of the old saying "Stop and Smell the Roses". That kind of thing was difficult for me in my old life. I may have physically sniffed those roses, but I was too wound up and caught up in a belief system that came with a bunch of "responsibilities" to actually smell those roses.

The whole point of this trip for me has been personal transformation, to move away from habits and perspectives that I didn't like and didn't fit me. I believed that I couldn't do this without changing my environment and this is the first real evidence I have that I was right. I walk slower. I am smelling the roses!


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