Hunger Games – Midnight Show

I started reading The Hunger Games shortly after I started this competition.  At first, I thought the title was a little ironic.  Seems like we are competing in the Hunger Games ourselves.

However, I soon became embroiled in the political life of the country of Panem and its cast of characters.  I really began to understand the concepts of the struggle that most of us face in our own lives through the story of the protagonist Katniss Everdeen.   For those of you who haven’t read the books or seen the movie, I will save the drama for you to explore.

However, I find it interesting that Katniss main goal is to survive.  She only wants to live so that she can take care of her sister.  So many people face the choice of choosing to survive today.  Their energies are so focused on surviving that they are unable to comprehend the magnitude of what health means.  They cannot focus on thriving or being healthy because they are so focused on just trying to survive.

If we could just understand that focusing on thriving and being healthy not only allows us to survive but to survive longer.  Sometimes we have to make strategic decisions about our future and not just long term ones.  We have trouble grasping this concept because it feels like a short term loss will kill us.

The short term sacrifices to obtain a long term success can serve to propel us to the next level.  Can we grasp that?  Often not.  But if only……

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