Yes, everywhere you go, your nostrils are assailed by noxious fumes from overworked power generators, your eardrums are bombarded by cacophonous booms emitted by generators competing on decibel superiority. Your eyeballs are assailed by dust stirred up by automobiles rampaging across non macadamized roads. It is a jungle, a cacophonous confusion, a cornucopia of rambunctious frenzy in the metropolis .
In the. midst of all these, several professions do not afford those practicing them the opportunity / luxury to be inundated with these commotions.
You say they are lucky? Not so fast.
You see, if your profession is such that you need to stay in one spot for long periods, you may want to occasionally get on the road to experience the madness prevalent thereon.
Which is better.. risking health issues by living/ working a sedentary lifestyle, where you are in the same spot, day in, day out, or, embracing a profession that affords you the opportunity of
feeling some polluted breeze across your face, and some sweat in the scorching afternoon sunlight?
I know which I would prefer.
Being cooped up in a padded office, where the deafening silence of dulcet central air conditioning is the loudest noise disturbing your profound contemplation, where the muscles of the body (save for the brain) are on permanent holidays and are likely atrophying prematurely…. is not my idea of a tea party.
The doctors and psychologists says so. Use it if lose it. Irrespective of our profession, we just must find a way to squeeze in physical activity. An unerringly predictable and calm environment is not good for child development, and is deleterious to the well-being of the adult as well.
Some level of unpredictability and excitement stimulates the brain.
That bank cashier on that padded seat with the unending queue of impatient customers in front of him. That web designer, forex trader, or medical practitioner who hardly ever gets time too stretch his legs once he resumes work, the book seller in the small cubicle who has to stay inside day-in day-out, with little opportunity to exercise the body.. you need to be proactive and become more physically active .
Being still is good. A calm mien is wonderful for the heart pressure. Serenity of environmentalists wonders for the mind But, sustained inactivity is a premature. clarion call to the mortician.
Go on. Put some disorderliness in your life. And make some unpredictability an occasional part of your daily life and ambiance It is what makes the world go round and round!