Wednesday, July 09, 2003

Laziness to the Max

It is my theory that when given more free time to do what you want to accomplish, you actually have less motivation to do it. This website is a perfect example of this theory in action. Let me explain.

I’ve been pretty lax in updating my site over the summer (as the few of you who still read it may have noticed). You would think that I could be able to update it everyday because I have plenty of free time at work, but that’s not really how it works.

The days that I do update are usually days that I actually have a good amount of work to do and I feel motivated because I’ve been doing work all day. By doing work, I have motivation to also write my daily thoughts. It makes me feel even more productive that I could fit in time to update my site while still getting a lot of other work accomplished.

Now on the days that I don’t have much to do, I also don’t feel motivated to update my site. I’m just not in the mood for doing much of anything. My laziness feeds off of my lack of work and I become even more slothful by passing over doing something that I often enjoy doing—writing on my page here.

It’s such an odd notion that I want to try and cram more in the more I have to do, but when I don’t have anything to do I try hard to have even less to do. There seems to be no happy middle ground—it’s either full on sloth or working my butt off. I bet you all know which one I enjoy more…

I’ve been reading some Sherlock Holmes stories by Doyle over the last week or so and I’ve loved them. Everyone knows about Sherlock Holmes, but reading the stories really brings his myth to life, but there are also a few things about the myth that I thought were very interesting, mainly Holmes’ cocaine habit. In the first story I read, Watson talked of how Holmes loved his cocaine. My how times have changed. If a detective openly took drugs in today’s world, there’s no way they’d be able to stay on the force.

Well, I can’t really bring myself to write anymore, so I’ll leave you with this: why are almost all grape flavored drinks colored purple when most grapes are green or red in color?

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