I was thinking how life is slowly turning into a cattle dip in our various circumstances. It has been reduced to a crush style path where the only motion is forward. We have all sorts of situations that are pushing us forward with their canes just like the herdsmen do to the cattle to get them to walk into the dip and so many bulls and etc pushing from behind. There is only one direction. The only thing with this is that most of it is in the negative direction. Am speaking from the rogue cow point of view . . . Lets start with an example of one of my job environments.
Education is the same way. I was led to believe that the only careers that would best lead you into prosperity were Law, Medicine and Engineering. So many were quick to get directed into this dip without the consideration of what really interests them in life. I believed I was born to be a Neuron – Surgeon LOL!!! Purpose? That was not mine at all! That was not even in mind, including many others, they rarely listen to their calling. More people push each other into this belief. Parents themselves some times back were to blame. Guiding their children to study for the career that would make the family prestigious. Latter when it’s either too late or almost too late, they realize that they are in the wrong lines of career. These are the kinds that perform so bad you wonder what happened to the intelligence. . . Cattle Dip!!!
Like a flock we follow trends, business wise, career wise, without deeper thoughts, this might be the best example yet. You wouldn’t know another’s reason for investing in a certain venture but then you dive into it and continue walking in the direction everyone is walking. When losses start coming in, you start trying to look behind but you cannot make. It’s too crowded or it’s too deep to climb back up. Career wise as well. We have landed in a career that was so famed but once inside we realize it’s not of our kind. Then we crumble to the regrets of pressure defined misconception.
We are too focused in moving forward that sometimes we do not take time to consider under what circumstances are we moving in that direction or under what forces are we moving in that direction. However, it’s not in all cases that we move so under bad forces or negatively, No. Most of the times that we regret decisions, it’s probably because we were or we still are moving in the wrong direction, or under some sort of negative pressure. Regretting wives and husbands, graduates who hold the wrong papers, people in the wrong career, partners in the wrong hands – relationships and all the others. The good thing is, painful or not, the tick infested cattle get cleaned off their ticks and the clean ones that “happened” to get into the crush, will get covered and prevented from infestation. In this case, it will be a case of a lesson learnt. For others a wake up call. Maybe I was headed in the wrong direction after all. Guess it’s time to turn back before it’s too late, or change my herd after all.