In this episode, I decided to share a recording from a walk I took through the woods a couple months back where my mind got going on society and how it’s changed over time. I imagine people used to be much more curious and adventurous back in the day. Without advanced technology like we have today in our faces in all the time, people had much more downtime to exercise free thought and be outdoors to explore nature. They had more desire to discover because there was still much unknown, almost like they didn’t have a choice because it was just a way of life. Now, we can survive most days and have our basic needs met without a worry which has created a state of complacency.
I realize after listening to this, it does sound rather cynical. I don’t mean to generalize but I do see this trend occurring as we continue to automate and technology advances. Anything that requires deep concentration of thought, many tend to shy away. Commitment is seen as a burden and we complain when something gets hard. Only you know if this actually applies to you or not. There are plenty of people who are evolving and doing the best they can given their circumstances and that’s all you can ask for. All I am saying is strive to be better and do your part. What we do now, echoes in eternity. –Marcus Aurelius
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Shout out to my friend Sam for hooking me up with the beat in the background as well. He is a local producer here in Grand Rapids, MI. Check out his work and other beats here.