Do You Have a Throw Away Life?

by Bill on September 6, 2011

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Do you have a disposable life?

As I wrote once before here (Greetings From Me), I don’t believe in a society that promotes throwing away things before they are used in every way possible. This includes a person’s life.
Self-defeating remarks such as “but what choice do I have”, or “I don’t have a choice in the matter” are what hold you back. There is always, always a choice. Even if you don’t make a choice, you chose not to have that option. You still make choices. If you do not act upon something, you have chosen inaction. If you remain within a level of life or employment that does not satisfy your needs, both mental and physical, you made a choice to remain there.

This I believe is where I think society today has stalled. Much of American society today revolves around instant gratification provided by outside sources. “What can this do for me now?” has become the norm. The problem is that people have grown accustomed to ‘single use’ items and ideals. Once you have found an option that works right now, it becomes enough. Life has become disposable in the same way. You choose to find an option that satisfies an immediate need – a job that pays the rent, steady pay instead of good pay, endless hours of repetitive work instead of something that makes use of all a person’s strengths and value.

When you remain in such a position, you have created a “throw away life” – a life that holds no value or purpose to the person living it. You may see no way to live comfortably with yourself or have forgotten how to look within to find value and purpose in your life. The power to achieve the life you long for doesn’t come from a product, service or position. That can only come from believing your life is worth more than an immediate solution to a need within your life.

Do you have a throw-away life?

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Suzanne September 14, 2011 at 8:57 am

For me I have very important role that is why I would consider myself not a throw-away life…
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Ramon Rollyson April 1, 2012 at 8:02 am

Nice article. Really better explained!

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