Every time I am preparing for a trip, as I am packing and making sure I have everything I need I tend to go into a state or process of compression of many things to be done in a very short time.

Is it that every aspect of life needs to be compressed? or is it that it is simply a tendency that reflects a lifestyle that has been gradually established as a result of the industrial revolution?

What ever the case may be about anything having the need for compression, it is a good reminder that more balance is needed.  I don’t think that it is necesarily a bad thing.  But I think that always being ready for anything will take me to a state of always being compreesed and at the same time, always being expanded.

All this sounds like the process of compressing files in the computer.  But the truth is that even that can be a good example of the need to compress and decompress.  There is always an aspect of it that can easily turnt into a state of stress.