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You sometimes have odd, random thoughts that come out of nowhere. Don’t you?
Surely I can’t be the only one to have odd, random and oftentimes strangely bizarre thoughts flitting through my head?
I can’t even share most of them because of the abject humiliation I would feel if everyone, no make that anyone, knew how bizarre they really were. I might have to move back to the country that birthed me, such would be my embarrassment.
So when I see quotes like this, it makes me cringe, maybe I should flee the country after all.
“I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.”
― Louis C.K
Wikipedia says this about Louis
Louis Szekely (born September 12, 1967), known professionally as Louis C.K. is an Emmy and Grammy award winning stand up comedian, television and film writer, actor and director. He is the star of the FX comedy series Louie, which he also writes, directs, and edits.
So here’s this man, awash with awards and apparently a brilliant writer, actor, director…oh what the heck brilliant at everything he does probably, telling me I don’t get to say ‘I’m bored’. Maybe I should listen to him…but I don’t because it’s what I say, and fairly frequently. It would seem that my bizarre, random thoughts sometimes become a habit of speech.
Use boredom to your benefit
Sitting at traffic lights, I say to my Darling One, I’m bored with this red light…and voila it turns green. Waiting at airports for delayed flights…same thing, eventually the thought I’m bored shows up and naturally I must speak it. Announcement is made, we’ll be boarding in fifteen minutes.
Expecting a package, the day will come when I say I’m bored waiting for this, I thought it’d be here by now…a minute, well maybe two minutes later the doorbell will ring and said package will be sitting there. No the package didn’t ring the bell the UPS man did. He’s very nice, rings bell, leaves package and disappears.
My Darling One thinks I’m something of a genius…I hesitate to tell him it’s just one of my random thoughts that happened to turn into habit. And according to Louis C.K. a bad habit at that.
Words and feelings
Given a chance, and it’s slim to none, I would tell Louis not to get so caught up in the words, but pay more attention to the feeling behind them. When I say I’m bored, what I’m actually saying is it’s time this…whatever it is….came to an end. I’m saying I’m expecting something right now. Something good, something better, something I want.
These might not be the exact words that would work for you…but whatever your words are, if they’re working, don’t give them up just because some brilliant someone interprets the words in a different way, at least not until you recognize the feelings behind them.
Encourage one another.