Apple Bobbing is a traditional game that is usually played around Halloween. The apples are placed inside of a bucket of water or tied on a string, while a person tries to grab the apple by the use of the teeth only. The use of the hands are forbidden! In a way life can be seen as a game of bobbing for apples. Just recently, a friend of mine was complaining and a thought came to mind. He said that in the community that he live in, there isn’t a glimmer of progression and that there isn’t a single individual within miles that he can connect with on a business level. And to that I replied, “the problem is that you’re bobbing for apples”. And he asked, ” what in the hell does that stupid game have to do with progression?” And I replied, “well that bucket of apples could be rotten, and perhaps you need new apples, or a new bucket, fresh water, and new apples.” In which he replied, ” I get your point.”
Quite often I notice the dreary looks on the faces of people in every stitch of my environment. The beaten, worn down faces of people without hope or direction. The society is moving at such a fast pace that most can’t grasp solid ground to build if they wanted to, but this seems to aid in man’s evolution. It seems that as man is unsettled it forces him to higher grounds, or a better set of circumstances. Have you ever thought about that? What would we all be doing if life had been very easy for us? We’ve all heard stories of kids with “big” inheritances that turn out to be “big”, losers. And our technology alone tells an even tragic story. It seems the more hi-tech gadgets we get, the more lazy we get. Which also results in increased waistlines, and that’s not very helpful at all. So is this the reason for the frightened looks I see on the faces of people daily? Have they just settled? Have they given up on their dreams, hopes? Did they have any in the first place? Just a thought…..