What a time we live in.
I will be dating myself here but I remember growing up and watching a cartoon about a futuristic family named the Jetsons. The Jetsons didn’t drive, they flew. George (the dad) had a conveyor belt that he stood on every morning that would shave him and get him dressed and they a robot maid (Rosie) that would take care of their chores.
The most amazing thing were their phones. They didn’t just talk, but they could look at the person they were talking to, and I remember thinking how nice that would be because I wanted to see my grandmother who lived in Croatia.
That technology - the one to look at people when calling them - now exists along with much more. It truly is an amazing time to be alive, and although it’s not perfect, it’s still pretty amazing.
Yet, when we look around are we happier than we were 20 years ago? Is mental health in a better place? Do we feel more connected and alive or more scared and anxious?
Happiness, joy, and the emotions we want to experience are not found outside ourselves in a device, relationship, car, job, surgery, younger spouse or anywhere else, they are found inside - the one place that in my opinion too many people are scared to look.
-Dr. Kresimir Jug