Thursday, September 29, 2016
Fall is here
Fall has finally come, which for most people means numerous cold jaunts through the chilling air, but for me I tend to desire a true walk. There’s something about walking through the chilling air that makes you start to think a little harder about your life and your thoughts. Yes, perhaps you move faster because the brisk air starts to get to you, but in all honesty the cold air makes me think more. It’s as if the weather is trying to tell me to slow down and enjoy the falling temperatures. When I’m outside I try to walk slowly so that I can take it all in, but in reality I as a college student must keep moving, working, and overcoming challenges daily. I recently had a few blunders happen. I’m a clumsy person generally but now that I am moving faster, walking faster, thinking faster I am especially clumsy. This idea of slowing down in order to think about and discuss philosophical things therefore got me to realize that I need to slow down or I’ll wear myself out in the next few weeks. Also, my phone has been uncooperative recently, which at first frustrated me, but then I realized how ignorant I was being to the things and people around me. I was moving too fast in life and not taking enough time to think. And every night as I was about to go to sleep I started to question myself, my purpose, my life and my future. I hadn’t thought to merely slow down and work through these things instead of blazing a trail to nowhere. And so, I would invite all of you to truly try and slow down this Fall with me. Taking time to focus on what’s best for you and for us all philosophically, theologically, etc.