It might seem silly to devote an entire blog post to this, but here goes. One of the great conundrums of life is the phenomenon of how difficult it is to create something, yet how easy it is to consume (or use, or destroy) that particular thing.
1. It can take hours to prepare, cook, and serve a meal… yet it’s eaten in less than a half hour.
2. It takes quite a while to construct a building… yet that particular building can be torn down in seconds.
3. Novels take years to write, revise, and polish… but a reader can finish it in just a few hours (well, your average novel anyway).
4. It can take a long time to vacuum and clean a house… yet one muddy animal or dirty kid comes in and all that work is ruined in an instant – and everything has to be cleaned again.
5. Movies take a long time to be produced and directed. The acting has to be perfected… but a movie only takes about a half-hour to watch.
6. A nasty comment doesn’t take long to slip off the tongue… but it can leave a hole in another person’s heart for years.
I can go on and on with situations like this. It’s one of those things about life I always stop to think about. I think there’s some kind of lesson to this. Maybe it’s a spiritual lesson or a lesson about humanity and life in general, but I don’t quite know what it might be.
Just some random food for thought.