Can I Have My Learning To Go

Youth Of Today

What does it mean ?

When they say I don't read

With a straight face

You got to be joking ?

Reading is so important every day?

You do it automatically

I only do it when I have to

Why read when I can find anything I need to know on my new phone

I am taken back for a second

Don't you see ?

How much fun you can have?

When I read I am so bored

I fall a sleep almost instantly

I don't believe you for a minute

Your pulling my leg?

You read on your phone every day?

No I don't I text

You have to read your text don't you ?

Not really ?

I just glance and get the main points

If any of my text are too long I skip them all together

I go to you tube a lot or wait to see the movie

I am shocked

I love to pick up a book and let the words pull at my mind

A tug of war

That goes back and forth

I never know what words will win

I am in for the greatest challenge of my life

Sure I tend to lean to one direction or another

Trying to influence my mind one way

What I feel will benefit my body and soul

Then words creep in I didn't expect

I am bombarded with so many thoughts

It is impossible to control them all

Some slip through the cracks

Lucky I have my own army waiting

That carefully inspects every thought

More clever than the C. I. A.

Making sure only my best work is appreciated

Any mistakes that I make are left for further investigation

They are never a cold case

They are cases to be considered open and pending

Needing more information to make a proper evaluation

Then I ask more important questions

What are your plans for your future ?

I don't have any for today how could I possibly know next week or next year

That would be a waste of my precious time

Thinking about something that may never happen

Don't you know you make things happen

I don't believe that for a minute

If that was true I would be a millionaire and wouldn't be here

I just wake up every day and live my life

Any way I see fit

That is living

What about saving for a rainy day

I don't get it

I have know Idea what you are talking about

It is not raining and if it was

I would probably sleep my day away

Just like today

Why are you so tired ?

I caught reruns of Married With Children

It was a marathon one show after another

I watched three episodes then I fell a sleep

You yawn and show no enthusiasm

About what ?

There is nothing to be excited about

Just another day

As I am suddenly so frustrated and aggravated of our conversation

You don't even seem moved by it

I am just waking up

Too much for one day

My brain can't take it anymore

You know your brain has a limitless capacity to store billions of bits of knowledge

I don't want to remember all that

More stuff I will never use

Like school

Don't get me going

Where are you going

It is just an expression

Within seconds my fellow college student became less and less interested in our conversation

His eyes glazed over like on something

Going back on his phone he said I will be write back

I have to go the bathroom

I said did I bore you ?

This is your life we are talking about

I have lived more than half my life already

As he walks away

I feel like I am at the end of a scene

Where the camera fades out

As his body gets smaller and smaller until he is out of sight

I can't write anymore

Till I digest all this knew information

Trying to understand times have changed

I feel like I am trying to make a thousand piece puzzle

I have it half done from long hard work and careful preparation

You say

Puzzles what a waste of time

I can't be bothered

I would rather go play a computer game

So much more real life action

You don't know what you are missing ?

No you don't know what you are missing?

The thing I call life






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Kathryn Stratford 2 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

Great conclusion... "You don't know what you are missing? The thing I call life". It is amazing how some people just like some of the more brainless things to do, and don't really take the chance in reading and living in the moments of real life. They just skim through life.

I do miss your writings! I have been so busy with work, but wanted to stop in and say hi.

Thanks for sharing this with us, and have a fantastic day :)

~ Kathryn


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J.Stump 2 years ago from USA

Just great. The truth built into this is liberating. I liked the part about married with children and not being able to recall what it was about. Ask anyone that's read a well written book, they can tell you all the details.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas

To me, this reads much like a train of thought, seemingly moving in an disconnected fashion, yet each thought still somehow connected to the previous one in the mind. Conversations, learning, life - it's all amazing. Can't have it "to go" because we're always in it right then.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago Author

Kathryn Stratford Work keeps us out of trouble and gives us stability and enough money for food and shelter. There will be a time where we both can catch up. So nice to see you and as always good health and good cheer.J Stump My friend enjoys all the sensations of life acting for him by the computer games and t.v. but misses out on real living. I wonder how many others do the same thing.shanmarie Children of the new generation want today yesterday and will never be happy because they miss out on enjoying each day slowly. One day at a time.Thank you all so much for reading and sharing.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

I have come to the point where my inspiration comes from things much better than old TV shows. I get inspired by music I like and my old pictures and other things like that. I do sit at my PC with old crime movies playing but they are just for sound and company. You know before the Internet and PCs came along back in NYC I was quite glued to the TV. Days when nothing good was on were boring days. Now I watch some of the old shows on YouTube just for fun when I want to rest my mind and you know what? I wonder why I was ever glued to the tube. We have no TV and put on old movies just before bed just to fall asleep. Other than that I am always eager to learn more about life to explore to learn and most importantly to create. Hope you're having a great day.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose Lee When I was young I loved so many sitcoms and movies too. Then as I got older and had less free time and more responsibilities. I had to make different choices to grow and help others. I found that t.v. became more of a distraction than an asset. It was too easy to turn on t.v. and forget the world even exists. Reading and writing has always been two of my favorite past times and now making room for writing because it brings out the inner me. One that I can not always see. Then reading because it tunes me into the world around me. Loving so many people for so many reasons it is hard to explain. Better yet I am learning and teaching myself new things.On occasion I will turn on the t.v. and find myself sitting and soon laying on the couch. Lost in a fantasy world I quickly have to move along. I lose track of time and realize I could of been exercising or learning. In the past I have also thrown myself into work too much (workaholic) where all you do is work. I thought that also was so rewarding but you find you are missing out on living.Too much work is not a good thing either. So here I am some thirty years later and still trying to find the right combination to make life more fulfilling. I just love a sweet apple or cherry pie filling. Thank you so much fo sharing and caring. I love to find other people who feel so passionate about life they can't stop. May your new happiness bring your old pleasures new light. Each together keep you happy and safe. Living life and sharing a world we know so little about. Have a great day.


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Michael-Milec 2 years ago

Hi DREAM ON.

Inspirational. Touching sensitive issue of challenge to grow in wisdom and knowledge : to be inspired and become profitable contributor to ongoing need. We are here not for ourselves only. There is need to touch everyones life positively we get in contact with. My inspiration comes from achievements and success of ordinary people. A child pulling out weeds from the garden where a granny can't see it or reach those weeds due to restricted movement. By reading a book , meeting unsung heroes who worked hard to support their family and stayed faithful unto the end overcoming all adversity- does inspire me. . . Regretfully or no- the TV or other media lost my confidence to watch / listen to due to much inconsistency, fabricated unbelievable "truths" and rarely bringing good news into life of the suffering. If only I can offer more of the truth and quench their thirst for righteousness before their earthly journey comes to an end. . .

Voted useful.

Have a blessed day.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago Author

Michael-Milec You change peoples life every day. Trying together knowledge and friendship with a touch of inspirational advice. This Thank you is for you. Respecting your boundaries and appreciating your time. Following God to new heights. Have a beautiful night.

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