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Motion Sickness

b2ap3_thumbnail_MP900442748Maybe you’ve had it.  Some people can’t expose themselves to certain circumstances or they get it.  Those circumstances can include riding in the back seat of a car; thrill rides at the amusement park; a flight on an airplane and so on.  It doesn’t feel good to the person afflicted with it and it doesn’t feel good for those in the immediate area when it happens.

So, why have I gone on about the idea of motion sickness?  I just wanted to set up the context of the affliction so I could juxtapose the traditional description with my point in this blog post.  Without that context, I think my point might be lost.  If the point’s lost, what’s the point of you reading the post?

Motion sickness can be defined as that condition where one is afflicted with dizziness and nausea that can result in vomiting.  How miserable is that!!! But, for my purposes I want you to put it in the perspective related to your self-actualization.  I don’t want to you to experience the dizziness and nausea that can result when you get to the end of your life and you realize how little you accomplished because you had motion sickness of another type.

There are lots of people in this world who are in constant motion.  They are skittering here and there seemingly hyper-busy in pursuit their goals.  But, they never reach those goals!  When it’s all over they are dizzy and sick from all the motion but nothing to show for it.

Self-actualization requires action not just motion.  Action is defined as the process of doing something to achieve an aim.  Motion, in the same dictionary, is defined as the action of moving.  In effect, then, you can be in the act of moving that only results in wandering whereas, by definition action has to do with achieving an aim.

I’ve never heard of action sickness…have you?

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