The Big Picture

We seem to be in a ‘full speed ahead’ mode to get the biggest picture possible when it comes to entertainment, both in-home and out. TV screens continue to get larger, I have seen 60” screens in living rooms that are so small there is only room for two chairs and a very small table, it’s like sitting six foot away from an Imax screen. We want the images on our screens to overwhelm us, not only the picture has to be ‘BIG’  the sound has to blow us out of our seats, assuming there is enough space in the room for us to be ‘blown-away’. The action has to be BIG, crashes even BIGGER and explosions the BIGGEST ever. Even the characters heads are often shown in extreme close-up, leaving no room in the frame to show the space they are occupying.

There is a strange paradox to this phenomenon. We tend to put our own life into a smaller box viewing it as a smaller picture. Looking at our life in terms of short, small ‘Bytes’ of one week, month or the next party or vacation. As long as we are getting by, paying the bills and having fun there is a tendency to ignore the ‘Big Picture of our life,  we have big movies, big sounds and big screens to fill that space.

But we need to look at the big picture of life, we never know what may happen or when it will happen. We need to eliminate complacency from the way we live.

Looking at the big picture will help us in recognizing the pitfalls that may befall us and help us to prepare for them. Look at who we are, where we are, is there more that can be done, are we using our assets, monetary or otherwise, to their maximum, asking ourselves if we are on the right track or do we need a different direction.

After analyzing the ‘BIG PICTURE of our LIFE’, most probably finding that we fall short of what we need to do. At this point we should put ourselves in the ‘BIG PICTURE of REAL LIFE’ and start to take BIG ACTION before the crash and explosion becomes one that engulfs us.

Develop the BIG picture of REALITY, watch the SMALL picture of FANTASY

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