Think back on every point in your entire life.
Well, not every point. I don’t have all day, for pete’s sake.
But the highlights. Think back on the most interesting times of your life, and ask yourself this. What made them interesting? Why were they so different from the other times in your life?
I already shared one of mine with you all.* And I guess I’m just wondering, what makes our most interesting moments so interesting? Are you glad you had them? What caused them?
This is a bit of an “open, free-for-all, share your thoughts with me in the comments ’cause I’m curious” sort of thing, and I guess it’s also a response to a couple of the posts Casey Casperson has made on this blog.**
On a somewhat personal level, I used to be a very routine-oriented individual, but then as I got older I kind of threw that to the wind, in order to have as much fun and as many interesting experiences as possible. In a lot of ways I liked the freedom–and that freedom really did let me have a lot of one-off life experiences, but the lack of structure got kind of stressful after a while, you know?
What needed to get done got done, but after a while I wondered if it came at the expense of my inner peace. Still, I’ll admit that most of the days were different, and that kind of made them interesting in their own way.
So yeah, I’m thinking in generalities, but I’m also wondering. How interesting is your life? Do you like the routine you’re in? Is it interesting?
Can routines be interesting?
Tell me in the comments below, because I want to know you. I want to feel your words caressing my brain, making me a better person.
Sorry. No homo.
I mean, I’m a little homo. But you know what I mean.
** I’m thinking specifically about his post about dealing with depression by charting/recording it, and also his post about forming New Year’s Resolutions.