I Will Save The World Tomorrow Maybe

“Beside the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” ”-Lin Yutang

An interesting quote by someone who was born in the 19th Century and wrote a book called, The Importance of Living. Do you ever feel like there are many things you should be doing? To have To do Lists to accomplish, to be industrious and a person of action, out in the world fighting for a cause, is what we are told is ideal. I have begun to question if that dynamic person is really who I am, ever have been, and even should aspire to be. For one I am naturally a slow starter in the morning. For another I really don’t like rushing around in a whirlwind of activity. Why is there this great admiration of so-called productivity?  Why is running around doing things, or the appearance of, held in such high esteem.  There is a lot of satisfaction to be had in following your own path and pace, to savor and appreciate life. So I will put off saving the world for now.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt for today is “-inter. Featured image of ‘Supergirl’ by Erika Wittlieb on Pixabay.com

17 thoughts on “I Will Save The World Tomorrow Maybe

  1. JoAnna

    Your words are comforting. I have felt like I was supposed to save the world since I was about 15 years old. So now, I do feel a little guilty sometimes, like I’m not doing enough. But when I step back and look at the big picture, I have done at least my share. I’ve marched, I’ve written letters, I’ve organized events, I’m a compulsive recycler, I still volunteer….. And I plan to do more of these things. But my energy comes in waves. Like you, I’m a slow starter and don’t like rushing. I’m listening to my body and listening to the birds sing.

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  2. bikerchick57

    This is exactly how I feel this morning. After a very busy week, I’m in the mood to do very little even though there are many projects I could work on. Perhaps I need more caffeine? 😉

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  3. joey

    Excellent. I for one, am with you on mornings and bustling about in crowds. I am industrious, as I am fidgety uptight with anxiety disorder, and so things do get done — But never once, in all my life, have I thought I was destined for greatness. Doubtful I’ll ever be known for my achievements. “And she grew a small garden, insignificant to those outside her own circle…” No. LOL Not the life I seek.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I have been there too. As long as you are working from your own being and not an agenda that has his imposed on you from the outside. I am finding it easier to stay in the slow lane. Thank you, JC. 🙂

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