Ours is a culture of achievement. We wrap ourselves in a nice cocoon of materialism, image and identity. These form the basis for how we interact with the world around us.
Our habit is to control. We strive to get where we are going as quickly as possible. In this sense we all want to travel the quick path, the powerboat that carries us to the far shore with the wind in our hair. We trust that the boat has everything we need to get us where we want to go. Oh, and we want to look good doing it.
Our habits form over long periods of time as a coping mechanism to deal with the world. We have a lot of learned behaviors, some good, some bad; but we should examine our habits and determine if they actually bring our intended result.
Does control, materialism and achievement fulfill our aims? Are you satisfied?
How does a sailboat travel to its destination? What story does that tell?