In evolutionary terms, humans have not changed much in a long time. There is talk that redheads might disappear from the human race eventually. This is a relatively small change in the dominant (in certain ways) species of the world. Our historic and prehistoric ancestors generally lived an existence more focused on survival. Their lives were based on filling the void in their stomachs before anything else. Some civilizations began to fill the void in understanding the world around them and the heavens above. Regardless of the time period, man has been trying to fill a void in his life.
Today in the hyper-individualized world of the 21st century, each person seems to have their own personal void which needs filling. Generally speaking in the US, we have conquered the void of the stomach to an alarming amount of overkill. The internet has given many the excuse of bypassing the void of the mind. Since all knowledge is available, it becomes less important to know it. In a world where the stomach is full and the mind is subject to whims of the shiniest things that shows up in front of us, it’s no wonder that people are struggling. They are not struggling with staying alive but they are struggling with truly living. Survival is a 24/7 job. What do you do when that job is no longer necessary? How do you fill that time that used to be spent surviving?
It should be spent living the life that you want. You have ten, twenty, sixty more years of void. What are you going to do with it? That is the true question. I do not stand in judgment of what you want for yourself. It is after all, your life. The thing that I ask is for you to truly consider what it is that you want, rather taking what you are given. Fill your life, fill your time, fill your mind, fill your heart with the things that truly want. Do more than just stay alive. Live as if you’ve only got one shot at this.