I just finished reading this article ‘US man lives without money’ and I couldn’t help but think – What can we learn from his eating of road-kill to survive?
Overall the very thought of eating (and surviving off) roadkill disturbs me but, as with everything else in life, there must be something to learn here!
Today we live in a life of opposites and often contradictions. On one end of the scale consumerism is on the rise, yet there is also a trend towards recycling and a greater understanding of our impact on the world, both environmentally and on individuals.
But what does road-kill have to do with it? I see Mr Suelo’s choice and ‘extreem’ move away from consumerism as one of power and the need to control his own life. I think we all want to feel control in and of our own life, and we can achieve this each day without going and living in a cave and eating road-kill to survive. Lucky!
With every decision we make, action we take and communication we have we are in control. We are 100% in control of ourselves and our attitude. We also have control of the results we get in life, so next time you think about running away to live in a cave to escape a world where everything seems ‘out of control’, remember you have 100% control!
p.s. I am reminded of this quote my parents gave to me as a teenager
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.” Charles R Swindoll