Society & Perspective


There are many people who, sadly, chase the carrot.

They’re constantly after something: maybe it’s the latest and greatest gadget, the best Black Friday has to offer, or the notion that “work harder, not smarter” is an acceptable definition of life and a badge of honor if you live through it. However, for some of us—definitely me and probably you—the carrot isn’t an option. We prefer to slow down when everyone else is accelerating. Our idea of happiness consists of substance over surface and balance over bat-shit-crazy bewildering behavior. But despite our clarity, we are still forced to commute through the cultural detritus that’s left in the wake of those who embrace the chase and covet the carrot.

So, when the masses are hustling and bustling to outpace the race, I let them pass because in my heart I choose to walk.

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