There is a breed of men fading towards the horizon: The Thoughtful Man.
Today we have no time for thought. Always in a hurry, modern life is a place where decisions are already made and personal opinions are considered a hindrance to achieving the greater good. A man who goes about his day in an unhurried way and thinks about life, discusses ideas with others – used to be called thoughtful and thought of with a smile.
I was recently called a thoughtful man. Spoken by a woman as a description, perhaps not even meant as a compliment allthough I took is as one. It reminded me of thoughtful men (and women) I have met. The conversations, places under stars, under palm-trees, by the ocean, in the desert, in hot tubs or riding in cars – truth and friendships so fully consumed among souls on their journey…
Those were pivotal moments in my life, life-changing sometimes, that gave soul and strength for journeys to come. Now the screens have come to entertain the masses, and answers and opinions are offered like food from a buffet. There is no reason to think – only to choose among the options presented.
A Final Note:
When we say, “Everyone has an opinion”, it is not true, because thoughts are not opinions. A thoughtful man is one who considers his thoughts and then (though not always) forms an opinion.
– Just a thought.