We live in a society that wants everything two minutes ago. We don’t want to wait for anything. Whether it be a coffee, a burger, or a divorce. Especially a divorce, we want to get on with the next relationship as soon as possible.
People are unwilling to wait and save up money for a down payment on a house. So the banks created zero down mortgages. Should we blame the banks or the people who wanted zero down mortgages. Companies don’t create products that there isn’t a market for. If they do, they go out of business. Unless you are GM and then you can just continue to make products people don’t want to buy on government support.
Ironically, while writing this column I have posted twice to Twitter including a post about this column. Twitter is the best example of the world we live in today. We get 140 characters to communicate with our “friends.” If it is longer than 140 characters you need to send an email. What can be said that is meaningful in 140 characters? My friends get short little updates about what I am doing. In turn, I get short little updates about what they are doing. Oh, Carey’s wife Toni is making Lasagna for dinner. Cool. I am not kidding. I just received that tweet. I wonder if she is using an oven or microwave to cook the Lasagna? Maybe, I should tweet Carey and ask. Oven.
Try turning off anything that is instantaneous for a day. Don’t tweet, text, or email. I just received 7 more tweets! I am not asking you to go back to the stone age but tweeting, texting, and email didn’t exist in the early 1990’s. Imagine what life was like back then. How did humans survive? Try it for a day to find out.