An interesting thought today. I was reading a page from a website for men’s grooming products. There was a line that read “…managing your stress levels.” The last line after that was “Easier said than done.” I found it ironic because the article was about how having a regular skin care regimen to care for our skin was important. How men’s skin is different than a women’s because it’s thicker, oilier, has more pores and sweats more. It goes on, obviously, since it was a men’s grooming product website. Consider this, what’s caused this need for daily skin care for men? I compared it to an extreme situation and wondered how our neanderthal ancestors handled this scenario. It’s obvious that they didn’t. Their worries were shelter, food and maybe clothing. And that is the point of this post. In today’s rough and tumble world, we become spoiled by our riches. What color? 32gb or 64gb? Which car? Which restaurant to eat at? Curly hair? Straight hair?
With just about every conceivable, material item at our fingertips, I think we’ve lost touch with what really matters in life. Or have we? We’ve all become consumed with consumerism. Interesting. That’s not necessarily a bad thing because as humans, we need to be able to cope with the daily challenges of life and make handling it as easy as possible.
So think about this the next time you’re trying to make a decision about something that doesn’t really need to consume your time, how important is that decision in the overall scheme of things and what is it that your decision will affect? The goal is too see the big picture and help realize exactly what you’re doing.