(Just Like) Starting Over

Game over!!!

Do you remember this feeling when this message was popping up after hours of your favorite and super addictive video-game, after you fought, ran, jumped, danced, shot, flew and fell? Frustration? Satisfaction? Anger? No matter what, the game was over, and you had to move to something else or start again. You were so immersed, so focused, so strong. That was simply perfect. But it did end. 

Most of the times, whatever we do, our games go over. Not because of an evil superhero. Simply because of us. At the end of the day, it doesn’t make much difference. We lose our motivation, our passion, our illusion, our meaning. Why would we spend more time and energy? This is where I got stuck two years ago. There was this voice inside of me telling me, again and again, that this was not where I wanted to go. 

Here I am again. (Just Like) Starting Over, as John Lennon eventually sang. As always, you’ll find me full of energy, passion and gratitude. Alive, Open and Wild. But also highly concerned. How will we feel when the Earth tells us the game is over? What we always seem to forget is that it will be over just for us. The Earth will keep going, like the computer and its virtual superheros. It was here far before us and will remain far after. We, as a species, would just be a minor anecdote in its million-years history. Some may claim we are the cleverest species on Earth. Maybe. We are definitely the only one going voluntarily straight to its extinction. Because it is our decision. Every day, most of our decisions and actions, whether they are conscious or unconscious, have an impact on our environment. Time to wake up. There are so many things we can do, each of us, on an individual basis. There’s no other way than taking full ownership. Each of us.

This is my purpose here. Become more aware. Learn to be a good human, together with you. With my posts and my photography.  

It’s time to spread our wings and fly
Don’t let another day go by, my love
It’ll be just like starting over.

John Lennon

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Paula

    Laurent, I LOOOOOVE this post. I love the metaphor of the video game ending. I felt it, viscerally, as you talked me through that emotional experience. #TakeOwnership.

    1. Laurent

      Thanks Paula for your visit and your comment. 🙂
      Unfortunately, we still behave as if Earth was just a video game. And it is not!

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