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Sometimes you just have to go for it!

09 Aug

What would you say you are GOING FOR?  What’s worthy of your full-out, no-holds-barred attention?

Don’t you agree that one of the sad signs of our times is a loss of PASSION, an emotionless going through the motions?

The term ennui describes the condition of many today, even those who profess to be followers of Jesus. I looked up the term and I found —

en·nui [ahn-wee, ahn-wee; French ahn-nwee]FirefoxScreenSnapz239

noun

a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom: The endless lecture produced an unbearable ennui.
I also had to look up the term SATIETY!  I found that it is an adjective which means satisfied, as one’s appetite or desire, to the point of boredom.
If our culture’s primary malady is boredom, what’s the cure?
Questions:
1.  What are you GOING FOR right now in your life?
2.  Do you agree with the statement: “Boredom’s only cure is curiosity.  And there is no cure for curiosity.”?
 
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Posted by on August 9, 2013 in curiosity

 

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2 responses to “Sometimes you just have to go for it!

  1. Mike Barnett

    August 9, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I am going for being a teacher! I am in my 14th year of teaching in higher education and I’ve gradually migrated away from classroom teaching into academic administration. I am an academic dean. BUT NOT THIS YEAR! My Provost gave his approval for me to teach a heavy load and I volunteered to teach a freshman world civilizations course–for the first time. Ha! My colleagues think I’ve lost it. But I think I’m just going for it. BTW, I am 60 years old. Never to old to go for it!

     
  2. john

    August 9, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Larry:
    It looks like you are on the trail to find the meaning of life.
    “Are you missing out in life ?”
    “Are you thirsty ?”
    “Are you hungry ?”
    And now “Are you bored ?”.
    The main problem with our modern western society is the abundance of the good things in life and a lack of appreciation of it. The poor envy the rich, and the rich are unhappy because they have too much and have no idea how to use their riches to make their life meaningful.
    Curiosity is certainly a good incentive to overcome boredom, but without the willingness to do something it will not get you out of boredom. It does not matter at what level you are in the wide range of prosperity, you won’t be happy as long as you cannot say to yourself that you are satisfied with what you are doing and doing it well.

    John

     

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