Time to Think


We are in a battle for lives, ours, and the lives of those we know and love.  We need to stay hunkered down in our abodes, separated and safe.  The isolation gives us time to think.  And, time to think, if left on its own, can be a fearful experience. The mind, wondering without direction, will develop its own scenarios.  Some types of thoughts that might seem real are only a culmination of the tribulations we imagine.

I would like to propose we give our minds diversions which we monitor.  True, streaming our favorite entertainment can do this.  The problem is that outside stimulus only reaches so far.  The brain will grow bored with it.  I recommend we put the mind to work and see what it can do for us.

We might take a look at what interests us, and how we can make an item, process, or new invention better.  Is there a way of doing something that would change lives for the better?  What is the next gadget that will be in demand?
How can you save your neighbors’ time, money, or work?  How are you going to help make the people want to exert to be more fit?

If you only had the time?  I think we have it.  If you only could do some research? On the web. If you only had some people to help?  Friends on social apps.  If you only had an idea? Run a focus group on a group chat or video conference.

We find ourselves in a strange state.  For all that is going wrong in the world right now, we can reach out and help one another.  We do this, not with a physical presence. Instead, we meet with the virtual realm we have built to bring us closer together.

Thank you for being with me today.  I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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