“Idle people are often bored and bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time.” ~ Renata Adler
For the record I am not a cruel person!
Relax, this is not a sermon! Haha!
Living alone has it positives and negatives. Most days are positive, it is the evening and nightime that are negatives.
I find myself being bored alot of the times. There is only so many things to do, the time seems to stand still.
My mother found how to get me to do certain things, she would just bluntly tell me I can’t do it. Well, to me that was a challenge, and challenges were the things that motivated me. My biggest challenge was teaching myself the piano. Not popular songs, but rather Hymns and Gospel songs. I perfected that challenge and was travelling within five years.
One other challenge was when personal computers first hit the market. Windows 3.1 was the operating system. A lawyer friend told me just try different things, not to worry if I crashed it. I took the challenge and learned Windows 3.1 in and out. Moving on with each new version from Microsoft.
For me to keep moving forward I need to find and face new challenges. Without them my mind can sometimes become the “devil’s playground”.