I was listening to a podcast recently where the person being interviewed referred to our culture as a “microwave society.” Such an amazing image this brings up that captures exactly what is both right and wrong with us! (I say us because I know I am currently part of the problem, not part of the solution. As an “old” millennial, I especially hold my generation responsible for this).
I love microwaves. They serve a purpose.
They also teach us that we can get anything we want, basically as fast as we want, as long as we are willing to compromise on the quality.
What does this teach us to value? Results that are high quality or expedient? In certain situations, there is nothing wrong with expediency. In many situations, there is, especially since the most valuable things we have in life are the ones that tend to take the longest to cultivate or manifest. Then we also value them more because they taught us patience, restraint, and tenacity.
What do you think? Are you “microwaving” your life expecting to get what you want now? Why don’t you want to wait? How can we all learn to wait just a little bit better?