I spent the last week in the wilderness of Michigan shooting a short film with a few friends. While standing there, stoking a fire in the forest underneath the stars, I thought back to what it must have been like for our ancestors. What was life like without Blackberries, email and task lists?
Are we any happier now than the frontiersman were years ago? The answer is up to you. There were people living and loving life back then as there are today and I’m sure they also had people who only complained about having to eat deer yet again.
Sometimes we get so caught in our current world we forget that it’s possible to be happy without being so busy–if our ancestors could do it, we can too. Just as it was back then, the choice is up to you. Maybe we all need to stand in the woods every now and then to remind ourselves of that.