We live in a world of instant gratification. If we want to find out what time a movie is at, we just pull up the app on our phone. If we want to know how our friend’s vacation in Europe is going, we just check their Facebook or Instagram page. If we want to have a conference call with someone in another country, we just hop on Skype and we can see each other face to face.
No matter what information we need or who we need to talk to, we can do it almost instantly. Having that privilege constantly within our reach has tainted our realistic expectations. We expect everything to happen almost instantly. The reality of the situation is that most of the things in life that are worth having, take time. Patience is a virtue our society is slowly losing.
Kids are graduating high school and college and expecting their dream jobs to fall into their laps. They are going into debt so they have the house and cars their parents have. What they don’t realize is that their parents had to work to earn those things. The big house and nice cars came into their lives over time. You start out with a low paying job and move up in the world. You don’t get you dream home as soon as you graduate.
If you expect to have everything you want when you want it, you will be in for a world of hurt. It’s healthy to want achieve great things in life, but you have to have realistic expectations of when you will achieve them. Take the big house for example. Many young couples are going into debt because they get married […]