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.
Nice, short, less than terse.
Like a knife in a wound that stops the blood from spraying.
Boredom can feel like a leaf afloat stale stagnant water. Why can't we get used to boredom when we can get used to almost anything? Do we?
Sometimes a good short blog post is the only thing that hits the spot...
What do you think about existentialism? It seems like you subscribe to the view that meaning is made, not just happened upon.