Monday, September 26, 2005

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I feel I should explain how it is possible to do 'nothing'. It seems that some productive people are incapable of understanding the concept of doing 'nothing'. I guess it all comes down to definitions. Obviously it is impossible to do nothing unless one is dead. However 'nothing' is different from nothing. For example eating, sleeping, shitting, etc. are all things one does when one does 'nothing'. One might also read, cook, watch TV, listen to music, write useless blog entries, hang out with friends and do various kinds of activities and still when asked by someone what he had done over the past week would respond that he had done 'nothing'. Somebody who says they have done 'nothing' is somebody who has unfortunately absorbed society's understanding of life as an exercise in productive labor in its most protestant-ethical meaning. That is, 'nothing' is anything not fundamentally contributing to one's earnings potential and consequently (protestant-ethically) to salvation. Notice someone that did not accept such a bleak theology would never reply that they have done 'nothing' during any period of time. They would have been talking to friends, watching a little TV, listening to some music, 'working' on their blog, 'working' on even eating, but never, never doing 'nothing'. Thus the curse of people that do 'nothing' is not that they do nothing, but they don't take pleasure from all the little nothings that they do do.