My personal view on how we can battle our states of boredom and fear. In the process of finding the highway, instead of using the safe lane.
It perhaps has started after the Second World War and the being of the Cold War. When innovation got us out of our heads looking forward to something. Deliberately searching something that will substitute the default depression state.
Because thinking about doing something we desire is saving us from our boredom/fear.
Some are more prone to accept fear and restrain themselves so there grow, others accept boredom. And we can see that in elders where they become more and more used to the rotation of things in their daily life.
It is overwhelming to accumulate so much information and not get it. It is maybe a time to accept the quest of making things more transparent. Only a few people understand what is happening. A clarification is needed. How the world works. Is it that ordinary people can’t climb the ladder to reach success? Or if they do, is that going to make them happy?
Or maybe more important questions (take a moment to answer them):
- What is the point of being rich and famous when you are not happy?
2. And if you assume happiness is bound to material success what happens when you lose it?
3. How does that change our identity?
Well, more and more people go mad after much drama and despair. We have seen that on TV shows and life. We mimic them to follow society, avoid looking weird. That is a limiting perception.
“He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
What entrepreneurs and hippies, rebels and all those small communities have in common is that they seek understanding. It is a craving for the truth. It is a quest to rediscover the hidden treasure.
Have you died from boredom and fear before?
Some of us make it out of it. They pick their vision and let the odds play to their favor. By working hard they show discipline and will. By acting on the idea its net worth increase, which makes it worth spreading.
That’s why creatives need some risk tolerance to go in for the kill. And that might be a radical and bold move. To “burn the boats” and do their work. It is like giving up all your getaways backward by choosing only one possible way. It is a powerful way to do something worth exploring by committing to it. But it could be very much dangerous if you misunderstand it to do something that isn’t going to work.
In reality, you are rolling the dice. Which entails the big responsibility of any consequences after the fact on your shoulders. So what do you choose?
Safety lane or creative path?
There is a beauty to connect with others on a personal level. It seals values and makes those people know each for years. Even though they might have been met the same day. It is enhancing time. There are many forms of expressing yourself and they are all arts.
Pick yours and share.