“How We Create A Living Hell” Kingston’s Journey #98

Indoctrinated By The School System

It is ingrained in our upbringing through the school system in which we were brought up that making mistakes is bad, we should fall in line and do as we are told by those around us telling us that if we don’t we will be punished.

Of course this line of conditioning doesn’t always translate into the real world application we need to get things done.

So often we get caught up doing the same thing over and over again that it leads to us failing to change the routine when necessary and getting the things we ought to get done, done.

Think of the age old example of the frog that gets thrown into a boiling kettle and jumps out, but if you place that same frog into a warm kettle and slowly turn the heat up that frog will remain inside the kettle until it gets cooked alive.

How A Living Hell Is Manifested in Our Lives

And that is exactly how we in our own lives can potentially create our own version of a living hell, by failing to get the things we ought to get done, done. It may seem minor at first, not really a big deal, but as the times march on, just like how the frog gets cooked slowly but surely, so do we.

There are common sense things we ought not to do, such as limit the activities that have a detrimental effect on our health and wellness. Now this could be in the manner of the people, you associate with as well as any pursuits you may pursue, but the fact of the matter is that it remains the same, its common sense and is a topic for a different conversation.

But the point, it is what we fail to do that is the most detrimental to our lives. It’s been said that half of the success is showing up and it’s when you don’t show up and don’t get the things you want and you know damn well you could have done something about it, that is when your life turns into a living hell.

Kingston S. Lim

April 29, 2021

Nairobi, Kenya

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