There usually isn't an elevator to the top, however the mental and physical challenges are rewarding. Dare to control your life.
What if your life was less convenient? What if you used a real map to navigate, remembered without an electronic aid, wrote things down, manually turned on your windshield wipers, had to be creative, read a book, needed to go out in the cold to start your car, didn't have a microwave, your cell phone was just a telephone, didn't watch TV, didn't need a drug to make it through the day etc., etc? What if your didn't have a riding lawn mower, you were smarter than your car or house, consumed real food, looked for fulfillment within yourself and not in all the stuff that you think you need to survive (bigger, better?, more impressive)? What if you knew that you could control your life and that you were responsible for "everything in your life", would they have less control over you?
Are we as a culture, on a slippery slope leading to a point of no return? I head a song on the oldies station today by Zagar and Evans "In The Year 2525" and here is an outtake: "Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies, everything you think, do and say is in the pill you took today". That song came out in the early 1970s and we seem to be progressing well, down the slope, but to where? How about self empowerment, it can get you a bunch of traction and get you as an individual off of the slope. What if you were healthy and took care of your own health and you believed in yourself, what if? "The Living Wellness" Butch