Wednesday, December 29, 2004

bored to life

The cause of all things creative. And destructive. The need for the idle mind to turn into a devil’s workshop. The reason for the mind to reach the idle state in the first place. The reason why the ‘idyllic state’ is a myth. The purposelessness that leads to purpose. The getaway for the contended. The escape route out of satisfaction. The reason why satisfaction is not always a positive thing. The reason for growth. For restlessness. The momentum to lose inertia. The reason for change.

Boredom is not such a simple and inconsequential thing after all, is it? It’s the reason why babies are born, laws are created, political parties are formed, ambition is fired, friends are made, affairs are had, jobs are changed, fashion, architecture, philosophy, literature, and everything else out of the essential exists.

I think boredom is the best thing that ever happened to people. It’s the reason why people live and don’t exist. It’s the reason people don’t accept status quo. Why they’re not vegetables. It’s the reason I’m writing this and you’re reading this. Yeah, boredom is the mother of all invention.

If you’re bored enough, please comment.


Blogger Mirage said...

Boredom,hmmm...Why does she exist?
Her reason for existence must be to allow us to appreciate when we are not bored. As dark exists in order to assign value to light, as man to assign value to woman, as hunger and thirst exist so that we may value food and drink and last but never the least, as the normal state of mind exists so that we may appreciate the weed.
No, none of this making any sense, well then maybe boredom exists so that someone will get bored enough and finally roll the next joint.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Ravages said...

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5:50 PM  
Blogger Blogsurfer said...

Very interesting thoughts. Requires some thinking...

3:52 PM  
Blogger Icarus said...

What a coincidence. I had written something on boredom at
T wud be pleasure if you would have a look at it.

3:05 AM  
Blogger Icarus said...


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