Have you ever watched the HBO series “Six Feet Under”?
It is a drama about a family who runs a funeral home after the father, Nathaniel Fisher, dies. Nathaniel, however, still ‘comes back’ regularly in the episodes, as a spirit, to talk to the family. Here is a great excerpt from Season 4, Episode 12, where Nathanial is talking to his son David:
Nathaniel Fisher: You hang on to your pain like it means something. Like it’s worth something. Well, let me tell you – it’s not worth shit. Let it go! Infinite possibilities, and all he can do is whine.
David Fisher: Well, what am I supposed to do?
Nathaniel Fisher: What do you think? You can do anything, you lucky bastard – you’re alive! What’s a little pain compared to that?
David Fisher: It can’t be that simple.
Nathaniel Fisher: What if it is?
“You never have to think outside the box, if you refuse to let anyone put you in a box.” – Sir Richard Branson
Many of us live our lives in a series of boxes:
We wake up in our home box, commute in our car/train/bus box, sit in our work box, go to the workout box, shop at the food box, then go back to the home box, to eat out of a box (due to a lack of time).
“I would rather picture myself in a coffin, than a cubicle.” – Scientist from the novel “Zoo”
While most of us wouldn’t go so far as to prefer a coffin over a cubicle, a cubicle dwelling life can certainly feel like captivity.
Let’s Envision a Free Range Nation:
Absenteeism has been a concern in businesses for decades. HR departments are always trying to find ways to reduce absenteeism.
But there is a new phenomenon in the modern corporate work world. It is called “presenteeism”.
A long time project idea has finally become an action!
Don’t you love when that happens???
“Lost is only when you have to go back.” – HolyMoleComics.com (title also)
We are explorers by nature. As we evolved into human beings, we had to move around with the seasons to find food and to let the local ecosystems become abundant again. We have found new lands, sometimes crossing oceans in canoes. Some modern tribal cultures still journey for spiritual reasons. Some religions have pilgrimages.
So, in this modern world, it makes sense that it is in our blood to want to explore, journey and roam.