In a world of instant gratification and solutions, it seems as though we can find whatever we need at the click of a button. If we’re feeling lazy and we don’t want to walk, we can catch an Uber. If we are peckish and want pizza, we can order it straight away. We can receive those shoes we ordered online within a day. There is practically an answer for everything.
And as great as it is to be able to get what we want quickly; it seems as though we are losing our resourcefulness and ability to get out and find things for ourselves.
For example, when was the last time you took a look in that recipe book you bought a while ago (which has gathered enough dust to infiltrate your entire home), and actually attempted to cook a meal instead of ordering in? What happened to walking to your destination instead of taking an Uber, even though it only takes you 10 minutes to walk? When was the last time you actually went into a store and discovered something new, something you would never have found online?
These experiences may seem mundane and unimportant, but they are what give us perspective and inspire us. Using the services available to us is not bad because there is no doubt that they make our lives a whole lot easier, but sometimes, it is better to wait for something and experience it in all its glory, instead of getting it quickly.
Life is too short to miss out on the small stuff. Just wait a little.