This week we talked about one of the most difficult people to help; and that’s the bored. It’s been my firm conviction boredom has caused more destruction in the lives of good people than most of the vices we can mention, period.
We hear things like, “You deserve a break today.” “You deserve a new car.” “You deserve a new house.” “You deserve a trip.” And as a result, college debt, car debt, and other forms of consumer debt are holding untold hundreds of thousands of people in bondage all because when they were bored, with nothing better to do, they decided to reward themselves with something that would give them a temporary emotional high.
So how do you help the bored? What if you are just really bored. You’ve been there and done that. You understand Solomon when he said that everything is meaningless as chasing after the wind. Have you owned up to the fact that things can enhance your life but they can’t bring meaning to your life? It takes people. And when you’re engaged in the lives of people, your life takes on a whole other color and texture. And your motivation can go off the charts.
So in this week’s talk we talked about the road to bondage: how we go from freedom to courage, to success, abundance, consumption, assumption, and back to entitlement. We also talked about how to break free from the most devastating virus known to man: and it’s hardening of the attitude.