This may sound too negative, I know, but this is just me expressing some of my thoughts. I’d like to call this age as the Age of Distraction. So many activities and things can take away one’s focus to connect to G-d, Our Creator, The Source of everything. There is primarily the television, then, there are movies and so many other sorts of secular entertainment. There is also career to keep you busy, or to possess as some kind of social status. People who do not have a career is sort of treated like an outcast. It seems that being busy with work is a hip thing. Or, the other way. Living life to the fullest without minding about work or responsibilities. Distracting yourself by relaxing on travels and frequently going out with friends just to enjoy life. Also, society since time immemorial has emphasized about passion. A person has to have a particular activity he or she is passionate about. You have to pursue it to be happy. Spend your time, focus, and most of your life energy on it and you won’t regret it. Forget about what others will say or forget your family, just focus on your passion and society and future generations will admire you. Lastly, falling-in-love without bounds. Just fall in love with whoever or whatever you want to love and just pour out yourself to that person because love is the sweetest thing of all. Well, that’s just it, it is a THING, another thing of distraction. Too much emphasis on love I’d say, without spiritual content. I’m not saying it’s bad but this generation seems to put so much emphasis on living life without thinking about the responsibilities of being a Human Being, as a created Soul and most of all having a genuine relationship with Our Creator. They clamor for a life made up of a good career, travels to faraway destinations, time spent with friends, even doing foolish things on purpose just so you can try it, and wasting time on entertainment. So many distractions that condition a human being to be complacent on the one thing that truly matters, our connection to The Source, The Creator.
But we are all called to elevate this world and that includes the distractions. It takes being mindful of Our Creator and our responsibilities in having a connection and relationship with Him. In the end, we won’t be asked how many works of art we created, how high we’ve reached in the corporate ladder, how many places in the world we’ve traveled, how many restaurants we’ve eaten in, how many people we’ve loved or slept with, if we lived a physically pleasurable life. We will be asked if we’ve done what we were sent here to do, and that is to always strive to connect with Our Creator, that we have done everything in service to Him.