Saturday, November 14, 2009
A balanced life ...
Beware the barrenness of a busy life. - Socrates and Chatty
Beware the barrenness of a idle life. Chatty
I think that a lot of people are so busy killing themselves - trying to do everything they think they 'should' do - that they never get around to do what they want to do. I also think that in the middle of our life we recognize this and this is called midlife crisis. What do you think?
I'm wondering how to define and how to get to the middle - not too busy and not to idle. It seems that there are periods of extreme business and extreme idleness. Busy with things we should do at times rather than the things we want to do at times. How do you say no?
And then if life gets to much idle time - loneliness can settle in.
So what's the answer and how do we get there?
Happy Birthday Yanni-
Yanni is a self-taught pianist who began his musical career by giving recitals for family members though he had no formal training and could not read a note. He was also a competitive swimmer in Greece and set a national record in the 50-meter freestyle competition .
He did something he wanted to do and he wasn't idle . . .