Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Opposite of Happiness

The opposite of happiness is boredom.

BORED, def.: feeling weary because one is unoccupied or lacks interest in one's current activity

WEARY, def.: reluctant to see or experience any more of; tired of

"Bear with me. What is the opposite of happiness? Sadness? No. ... The opposite of love is indifference, and the opposite of happiness is -- here's the clincher -- boredom."
- - Timothy Ferriss,
The 4-Hour Workweek

I'm BORED.
Work is not challenging, nothing new or exciting is going on, there's nothing really to look forward to besides more of the same...

I'm WEARY.
I'm tired of my dad being sick, dealing with my family, trying to figure out what I want...

It's totally up to me to fix these things, of course, which is where the RELUCTANT part comes in and the WEARINESS traps me.

I've been engaging in more creative-artsy type things and I've really been enjoying that, but my pleasure is diminished by all the BORING things constantly looming over me. All the things I lack the motivation and self-discipline to do...

I guess I'm whining, but it's MY blog and I'm allowed to do that. I know I need to figure out what I want, start moving, and stay moving. And I will...but tonight, I wallow.

1 comment:

Rowan Pope said...

Hi Amy -- Art always helps me. Creating something always elevates me out of boredom. Think about what beautiful things you could make... --Rowan