Horror Movie Trope
A lot of horror movies and other kinds of movies take place in a “backwater.”
This is a metaphor to describe a small area off the beaten path.
A backwater is section of a river that doesn’t get any flow.
So the water is stagnant, not fresh, etc.
This metaphorically means a town or small city that is off the beaten path of life.
Backward thinking, old fashioned ways of doing things.
The typical story is about a group of people, usually young adults, who either accidentally, or on purpose, end up in a “backwater” town.
Accidentally because they took a shortcut or something.
On purpose because they wanted to see how the poor folks live, or something.
Then something happens, they get sacrificed in some cult event or some other horror movie plot.
This metaphor, of a backwater, is pretty applicable.
Don’t Drink The Backwater
Way back when I was in boys scouts, we were taught to only get water from the fastest flowing part of the stream.
This wasn’t the easiest.
The easiest was where we could walk up close, not worry about getting wet, and simply dip our canteens in.
But these easy-to-access spots didn’t have a lot of flow.
Which meant it was easier for germs to grow in these areas.
Whereas the middle part of the stream, where it’s flowing fastest is the LEAST likely place to accidentally get some germs in your canteen.
This is a pretty common situation.
The easiest to access things are generally not the best or the safest.
The good stuff, the healthy stuff, usually requires a little effort.
Stepping into a cold stream, at least temporarily.
Easy Time Preference
This structure exists everywhere.
Short term easy things are generally not the best things for the long term.
You could take it easy, do the minimum work, and drink the easy to get water.
But the long term results might be stuck in the hospital with horrible diarrhea.
The things we do on a daily basis that seem to be easy and enjoyable can turn into long term dangers.
Just like stagnant water is dangerous to drink, stagnant lives are dangerous to live.
Not dangerous the way we think of dangerous.
But dangerous in that every day that you are stagnant, your future is slowly evaporating.
But since it’s happening so slowly, we THINK we have time to fix it.
This is why bad habits are SO easy.
They are SO comfortable.
Because we can always change them tomorrow, right?
The problem is it is NEVER tomorrow.
It is always and only TODAY.
In fact, the rest of your life, it will always BE today.
What future today’s are you building?
Will they be like the NOW today, or much better?
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