First I have to say this has been an great week. I picked up so many followers this week! Thanks to everyone who decided to check out my blog and keep an eye on what I’m doing =)
This week has been pretty busy for me. It was hard to go back to work after a nice four day weekend. Anyone else want to help me get that to become the cultural norm so we have one once a month? Because I am sorely in need of more of those in my life.
Anyway, last Monday I got a minor gun wound on my hand. Not a gun shot wound (thank goodness) but a beretta bite from not keeping my fingers safely away from back of the 9-mil. I’m completely alright, I actually finished the course of fire before realizing I was hurt. End result was a bandage and single stitch on my finger.
However, while waiting for it to heal enough to get the stitch to come out, I had a lot of thoughts about instant gratification, mostly because I was becoming sick of waiting.
We as a culture are loosing the ability to be able to wait. I mean come on, who’s gone to sit down restaurant and thought come on! I could have ordered fast food and finished it before now!
We can’t wait for anything. Next day rush on our online shopping? Please, who has time to wait a full week anymore? I need it now.
Waiting in line? Are you serious? Why can’t they open another register?
I remember my mother telling me the first time she ever got on a webpage, it took over ten minutes to load. Today, anything more then six seconds and we’re getting furious.
I’ve started to notice how this effects us. Watch a TV show from fifty years ago and see how different they are. Today we need some action/suspense/hook in the first minute or else. Back then it would slowly grow and evolve.
It makes me wonder what the world will be like in another fifty years. If anything takes more then a second, will we be able to wait for it?