Being Idle & Avoiding Evil

Milo (@milo) 8 years, 10 months ago

I haven’t been on this site in awhile. Ive been real busy finishing up high school and I gotta new gig cooking at iHop (usually the night shift). And Ive been getting really fucking high evryday. And spending alot of time with this girl who likes my pancakes. Everything just kinda fits together (maybe blurs is a better word). Lol but this lifestyle is not allowing me much idle time. And that actually feels really really good. For once I’m not stuck with myself with ample time and ample thoughts in my head.

So here’s two quotes I heard this week:

“If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle”

“And so I learned what solitude really was. It was raw material – awesome, malleable,older than men or worlds or water. And it was merciless – for it let a man become precisely what he alone made of himself”

That solitude and being alone with idle time can really screw with you and keep you stuck in your head, I think that’s what people recognize as discomfort. I think. But anyway I’m curious if anyone here can offer me insight on this too, Are you comfortable with idle time? Can you use it to your advantage or let it get the best of you? And this solitude thing, does it hurt or are you comfortable with it? How do you handle your shit?

This website rocks.

February 9, 2013 at 9:52 am
Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@milo, The only time I’m idle is when I’m asleep, the rest of the time I seesaw between focus and distraction, with breaking solitude being the motivator of seeking distraction, as futile as that is.

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