Are we actively living or simply reacting? Are we living as subjects, objects or as pawns? Are we constantly in motion "chasing our tails" or do we enjoy our lives at its greatest potential?
In the end, we all are waifs of our own minds, unconsciously producing thoughts and ideas; thereafter, we struggle to implement them. Our mind is one part and the other two parts are body & soul. In western world modern communities, minds are excessively foamed and people obey blindfolded just as if they were slaves. This design is not random at all. When something like that happens to a community and the community's members act this way, it's very easy to become victim of any social standard, marketing or lifestyle.
A quick and direct way to change this function, is meditation. Through meditation, we can relax our minds. Firstly, we calm our minds down to meet our wholeness and give our luminous "orders" to our mind in order to achieve a changed state of mind. Once your meditation session is completed you emerge in a more conscious state instead of the previous reactive state.
We could say that there are two kinds of people; the "parked" (the static ones, who are afraid of life and it's changes; those who, if there was a lifetime video and it played in fast forward, they would seem motionless). The other ones are those who constantly dare to change, to learn through their experiences, to evolve and to experiment...