Life really is quicker than a ray of light.
The 1998 song from Madonna was a huge dance hit and a Grammy award winning album for her, but she really called it when she sang this song about life passing us by quicker than a ray of light.
The crazy video also has depth, which I failed to really tune into back then. Now, with over a decade of experience to draw upon, I can see all the subtleties and meanings in the clip. Yes, some of us are spending our lives watching lame TV game shows all day. Some of us are chillin' and playing sports. Some of us are children in school and just learning about the world around us. Some of us are like hamsters running in a wheel, while some of us are busy making strategic moves like in a chess game. What are you doing?
With technology being so much more advanced these days than it was back in 1998, it's scary to think about how even faster our lives have gotten. With things like Twitter and Facebook, things are instantaneous. With iPhones and Blackberries, we are always on call, and turnaround time for communication has shrunk down to next to nothing. Are projects getting done quicker with this new found accessibility? Are our brains constantly being stimulated now, forcing us to make time in our day to relax and decompress? Are you doing that? I know I'm not.
Today while I was driving, I answered several emails because I could. I was at a red light, and I knew some people were waiting for me to respond, so why prolong it when I could easily get the job done while on the go, right?
It just really made me think about how we are so much more on the go now more than ever, and what that means and where that might lead us. The world is spinning faster and faster - can we keep up?