I am now at a point in my life where it is entirely possible for me to wake up, go to work, do work related things, come home, and then proceed to do nothing at all, only to repeat the process forever. When I get home from work I’m tired and if I’m not careful may find myself wasting time watching nonsense Youtube videos until I look at the clock and notice it’s time to go to sleep again. This cycle could be potentially repeated ad nauseam, creating a downward spiral of exhaustion towards settling.
When we attend school, starting at a young age, we are thrown into a world where we are forced to learn many different things spanning many different subjects. As we grow older much of the same occurs. If we attend college many programs will involve classes unrelated to your major that you must pass in order to graduate. We train our younger civilians in a way in which they can (hopefully) be fully functioning members of society.
Over time, eventually, we all begin to start succumbing to the specialization bug. Society’s division of labors has made it a necessity to specialize in one thing in order to be competitive in the market. If you are good at multiple things, you will eventually lose out to your competitors who are great at the one thing the customer wants accomplished.
This situation is damning to the soul, especially when you throw the efficiency of computers into the mix. You click, move mouse, click, in a repeated pattern over and over again, much like a machine. The tasks do not ask more of your ability to think, only your ability to keep on clicking. Many jobs of this nature are at the mercy of the possibility an actual machine will take over to do the task of the human more efficiently. [Read more…] about Why Endurance Matters When It Comes to Lifelong Growth