The irony of the future

“Forget them, Wendy. Forget them all. Come with me where you’ll never, never have to worry about grown up things again.”

_Peter Pan

I saw a man about my age the other day…

He was driving a bright red corvette convertible. I felt nothing but sadness for him.

Our culture is obsessed with youth.

But the irony is that the only way to celebrate youth is to live in the past. The future lies in getting older.

Here’s another irony for you, what is it that every healthy child longs for? Of course…to get older.

It’s this way: the adult trying to hold on to their youth operates with a scarcity mindset (time is running out). The youth, longing for that magic birthday when they finally become an “adult”, is operating in an abundance mindset (I have a whole lifetime before me and I’m ready to get going!)

Whacky isn’t it?

A bunch of grown ups trying to hold on to their youth and a bunch of kids wanting to grow up.

The ONE THING for today: If you knew you would live forever what would you do today?

Photo by Daniel Seßler on Unsplash

One thought on “The irony of the future

  1. According to the Word of God I will live forever. The urgency is to take as many people with me as I can! Therefore my focus is to continually rely on the Holy Spirit to direct my every word and every step to help that become a reality! Sadly, distractions are everywhere and I find myself having to continually refocus on the main thing. Thankfully, yesterday I didn’t get side tracked and was able to tell a family member that “God loves them and that He has there back”! It appeared to be what he needed at the time. Thank you for your post!

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