There are lots of things in the world that are unpleasant or onerous but which seem to be around just to teach us a lesson. Examples are: losing almost a third of our lives sleeping, which, let’s face it, is like being dead; having half of our time blotted out by something called night, which is quite inconveniently filled with darkness; and a system that, whilst it admittedly rewards good acts with good stuff, inconveniently gives us bad things when we do bad stuff.
One group of people (well, my wife) says that the first two examples are symbolic of the cyclical nature of things and that we should take them as valuable lessons on how to manage our affairs. Others say that the final example is in place to make us less likely to do bad things (yeah, like that’s working out!)
That’s all well and good – but I have an idea. Rather than us losing so much time to these unproductive periods, we should have a better way of being informed of these ‘valuable lessons’. And instead of being punished (or rewarded) for the things that we do, there should be a more efficient way for us to be notified of the way things work.
Here’s my idea: Fridge Magnets.
What better way to be reminded of important truths and universal laws than a simple little reminder on an oblong piece of plastic that can be quickly and efficiently fixed to a fridge.
Just think how much important time could be freed up by getting rid of things like sleep, night and karma, and putting them on Fridge Magnets instead. We could then get on with more important things like shopping, eating chocolate and making more money!
I’m sure you can come up with your own examples of things that are just time sucks with no other discernable use than teaching us some kind of a lesson. I’d be interested to know which cosmic laws you think would be better off on a fridge magnet rather than taking up our precious time and energy.