Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc.
Most people today are living their lives stuck on hold. Is it any wonder that so many individuals seem so quick to anger and rage? This is because, as a wise person once phrased it, people are leading lives of “quiet desperation.”
There are, of course, many reasons why people would feel desperate and frustrated. However, the common denominator in almost all of these factors is that there is little, if any, improvement in their lives. A person seems to be held at a certain place in life and cannot seem to break free of it to move on. So many human beings lead lives that appear to be an endless repeat of the same misery, day in and day out. People will give you all sorts of reasons why they can’t seem to move on from where they currently are. Some of the reasons they give are lack of education, family responsibilities, health, lack of money, a personal relationship, and the like.