Monday, October 17, 2016
Reading about the daily routine of Kant made me think about my daily routines. There are certain things that are a part of my everyday routine, such as brushing my teeth or eating meals. Sometimes it becomes easy just to ease into a routine, and day in and day out do the same thing every day. Humans as a species are creatures of habit, so we like to have structure and routines. However, I think that having such a routine is a dangerous to the human spirit. If you allow yourself to become complacent with your life and don't take risks on a regular basis every day, then you are missing out on a very important aspect of life. Spontaneity and creativity are the driving forces that allow us to experience life to the fullest and make for a fulfilling life. Having new experiences and making memories is something that will not happen if you stay in the same routine day after day, week after week. Most of my most treasured memories come from times when I did something out of the ordinary; I didn't know what to expect but I did it anyway without thinking about what the outcome would be. This in my opinion is one of the most crucial things that a young person can do with their time, because youth is not forever. So next time you think about settling in for your daily netflix time, try to think of another new way to spend your time, and you may be surprised at what you enjoy (H3).