I Might As Well Eat Grass

 Cj27,

Why are you so burdened with worries?

You worry everyday about whether or not I achieved the goals I set for my life. Only you know and understand that some days my life was as fun as a lazy cow grazing in an empty field. Some days I was so bored with my life, I might as well eat grass. And so, you wonder if I ever escaped the endless routine of my life – investigating complaints that I do not care about or feel the need to care about. I wish I could tell you to stop worrying. I wish I could tell you that everything is great. But I can’t. You see, our destinies are inextricably woven. My fate is tied to yours. Who I am now is dependent on the choices that you make.

I cannot tell you if everything is great or if I achieved all the things you want me to achieve at this age. You will have to see that for yourself when you get a chance to meet me. Never-the-less, I can tell you one thing that I want you to stop doing.

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For heaven sakes… STOP PANICKING.

I know you feel a sense of urgency. I know you feel that your life is like an untidy room. You really want it clean but you just don’t know where to start. Stop panicking. Be still and you will hear the voice. Just start cleaning. You start to clean and in no time the room is spotless.STOP PANICKING.

Do you remember that time when you were sitting in your car at the parking lot and you saw a car reversing straight into your car? All you could hear is a voice screaming in your head. STOP! YOU ARE GOING TO HIT MY CAR. STOP! LOOK AROUND DUMBO. STOP!!! Your hands sweated, your heart pounded and still, the voice in your head screaming loudly and endlessly….Then the loud crashing sound of metal crushing into metal and the jerk that silenced the screams in your head.

The answer was so simple. Just honk your horn. However, you didn’t do that. You didn’t hear the answer because you panicked. Sometimes life is like that, the answer is simple but you will never figure it out if you panic. Be still and you will hear the voice…

Just honk your horn.

Futuristically yours,

Cj40.

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10 thoughts on “I Might As Well Eat Grass”

  1. Thanks Harnew. I am sincerely flattered. Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to post to your blog. You are the inspiration here.

    Yeah… patience is really important in helping to reduce panic. I think we get so accustom to everything being fast in our world that we start expecting that great opportunities in our life should come with the same speed. We want to achieve our goals as quick as we think them (wouldn’t that be cool 🙂 ). When things don’t work out as fast as we plan them, then we start to panic. So point well taken, patience is key.

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    1. It’s called Instant Gratification. It’s like being hungry and your food is steaming hot but you’re so hungry you take a bite and burn your tongue. If we don’t practice patience in all things, we will learn the hard way. Must learn to DELAY gratification.

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      1. @Harnew, delayed gratification is going to be a challenge in itself. CJ alluded to the fact that we are so accustomed to instant gratification. The mere thought of ‘delay’ seems ludicrous. Instant gratification started with the development of the cell phone and it has gotten worse. ‘Patience’ will be considered foreign to generation z youths.

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        1. I’m impatient myself. And it’s funny you say cellphones started it because as of right now I am pissed at my text messages are not getting immediately responded to. It’s subtle things that tries your patience. My internet connection tries it, things that load tries it and I can’t read fast enough hence why I’m learning speed reading methods. But things aren’t always going to come when you want them too especially good things. So, I think it’s up to the individual to practice patience. I mean, think of all the blunders we made because of our impatience. Delaying gratification starts with the small things first like smiling as your computer loads.

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        2. LOL…i cant bother with things that load either. I should try out the speed reading thing too because my inbox is almost full with unread messages. (I am one of those people that subscribe to everything…LMAO)

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        3. Man, I HATE loading! It started with video games. Yeah definitely google that to figure out speed reading techniques. But it’s not just about reading fast but comprehending what you read also. That’s key!

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  2. I cannot tell you how impressed I am about author’s first letters. CJ I want to thank you for contributing a powerful letter. The content on this site is rich because of letters like this.

    You know the thing about an untidy room? Cleaning it helps you breathe better and helps you to think smoothly.

    I’m also burdened with worries and constantly in this Panic Room. I think patience plays into both. If we work on our patience capacity I think we will panic and worry less. Instead of letting time be against us, we should get over there on its side. Then we won’t need that Don’t Panic button because we refuse to acknowledge its existence.

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