Appointments

by SprinklinThoughts

Ever think about appointments?

You know… making “appointments” to do things… we do it all the time… job, medical, friends, fun… I used to have a boss who would make appointments across the sea 1 to 2 years in the future.

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Why?… Why do we do this?… Doesn’t it seem kind of odd?… or even regimented?… fitting Life into an appointment book?… instead of letting it happen…

Ever notice how kids will not make appointments? Oh, they might say something like “let’s go bike riding after lunch”. But that isn’t really an appointment. It’s more like fitting in what they want to do around something they have to do… like lunch. If they could, they would probably go riding right then.

Even when kids say “let’s go get our stuff & meet back here at 4”, they’re not making appointments so much as getting started… and just getting their stuff… you know… step 1…

So what’s the big deal about appointments?

When we make appointments we are not in the present… while trying to create a future based upon a falsehood… that the then can be gotten to from the now… bypassing the getting there…

Thus, when we get there, things are different… missing spontaneity at least… in many cases (most?) we are actually in the wrong place… or the wrong time…

Now, some people may say, “So what’s the point? Without appointments, the world would not be the same.” -or- “How could we have all these modern advances without appointments?”kidsonbikes__3744677548

All well said…

…but that’s the point…

Love you,
M


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