My NLP teacher made an interesting comment on Wednesday evening that I hadn't really acknowledged at the time but the more I think of it the more I think it's right.
She said that as a child, our main aim in life is to have fun. As an adult we lose this concept and is one of the main reasons why we get so stressed with life. It's absolutely true. I've been thinking back over the setbacks I've had over the last few years and they are all as a direct result of trying to stay in the rat race and keep a certain standard of living.
Why do we do this? Why can't we just get by and have fun while we're doing it. Sure we have fun every now and then but do we enjoy life, I mean REALLY enjoy life as much as an adult as we do as children. Yes, we have more responsibilites as an adult as we do as children but should this really be a reason to stop having as much fun?
I think my new aim in life is going to be "Have Fun And Enjoy What I've Got!". I can't help thinking that if I follow this then everything else becomes less stressed and life just becomes a whole lot easier.
What's more important? A nice new car or listening to your children laughing? What's more satisfying? Watching a big plasma TV or playing as a family? As adults we have our priorities all wrong.