Instantaneous Gratification

I want it.  And I want it NOW! 

Typically you would hear that from a 3-4 year old.  Or maybe Veruca Salt.  But that mentality seems to be prevalent throughout society today.  And amongst all age groups.

If you want to know something about almost anything, you search the internet.  And if your browsing speed doesn’t rival the speed of light, then you bitch and complain about how slow it is.  You want it and you want it NOW.

The fast food industry……really don’t want to go there.  But they are thriving because of instantaneous gratification.  Hmmm…..I’m a little hungry.  Hey let’s go eat 3000 calories of crap that is conveniently located on every corner.  Anyway, not going there.

But my favorite are all the diet/weight loss ads.

Lose 10 pounds in 10 seconds with this new colon cleansing all natural herbal amazon jungle dung beetle extraction!  Tastes great but is anti-filling!

Actually, it is technically possible to lose 10 pounds in 10 seconds.  But it doesn’t come in a bottle or jar.  It is commonly known as amputation.  Talk about a case of instantaneous gratification!

I definitely understand wanting to be back in shape quickly.  Christine and I made a deal a long time ago that once we got into shape, we would stay in shape.  I’ve almost broken that deal.  I am not in nearly the shape I want to be in, but I am sure I could still go out and still run a decent distance.  A decent distance compared to a total couch potatoeness state.

But I have a long way to go and a long time to get there.  Not quite what The Bandit said, but close enough.  So I am easing into this.  Instantaneous Gratification may unfortunately work for some things, but not all.  Some times you just have to have patience (not one of my virtues).

On a side note: We have our house up for sale and are looking for a new one.  That can happen today please.

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