Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Bore Not, Blog Not
Is this as boring as all of the other blogs? You bet! Even the notable ones. Are any blogs interesting or are we all deluding ourselves?
Or boring ourselves on purpose as an escape from the devised, depraved existence in which we find ourselves.
Boredom is a saving grace. We spend four years in college learning how to be politely bored. Boredom is what sets humans apart from other animals. They learn, anticipate, plan. But do they get bored?
No. That's our one true human traint. Boredom is not mindless. It's too much mind.
Are you bored yet?
Blah, blah, blah. Of course you are.
Here we have graphic proof that only the thoughts of a very few people are interesting, valuable, or revelatory. Fernando Pessoa had original perceptions. The rest of us? Blah.
Denis Johnson? Yes. You? No.
But don't fool yourself. Boredom is valuable. It gives you something to do. Otherwise you'd be wasting your time. Boredom is truly yours and yours alone. That's one thing no one can take away from you.
It's reliable and effortless. And people envy the truly bored.
So, go ahead. Be bored.
Just do it the right way.