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Find Your “Ideal Boring Norm”
We all want a life of fun where the good times roll on non-stop. That, is impossible. Is an ‘exciting life’ a silly aim then? Actually, in my view yes, yes it is.
The brain can get used to anything. That is the double-edged wonder of the human mind. Both healthy habits and toxic patterns alike can get cemented in some foundational layer of our psyche, buried so deep that they are brutal to extricate. Even when torturing someone the best approach is to randomise the inflicting of pain. Otherwise, the person will get used to it. Their body will produce pain reducing hormones in anticipation (don’t ask me how I know that). The only way to get a life of endless excitement is to change all the time. Change is necessary and beautiful but allying yourself constantly with it is not sustainable for most people. It’s not desirable either.
So what’s the prescription? I think it’s wise to find out your “ideal boring norm”. Think of it like a baseline day that you’d be happy with, a minimum set of needs and wants to have a not bad day on planet Earth. This is the scaffolding upon which you can hoist a worthwhile way of life. Like many desirable things, the less you care about acquiring a satisfying life the easier it comes to you. It is furnished with solid objects, not shiny ones.