I was trying to think how to word the title of this post – Lame Through Boredom – the other way round, so that the Boredom came first because it seems to me, and possibly to many others, that a few small people out there have nothing better to do than to surf, find something that gives pleasure to others and then run it down.
Now, I’m not going to claim that this Blog gives pleasure to the whole world, merely that some people do get pleasure from what they read and see posted here, and that is what makes the whole worthwhile. But I got a question through the mail today – through my Comments page – which had me sort of thinking, once I’d rolled my eyes and shrugged my shoulders a bit. It goes like this:
Clearly you’re a guy posing as a girl. Why bother?
Now, the first part is of little interest. I’ve heard it enough times, I’ve written about it and I’ve challenged a few people to come up with the proof. No one has been able to prove that I’m a man, which is hardly surprising considering that I’m not!
Then we have the question. Now, the title of this mail was simply Lame, the word – although I’d agree, the title is fairly lame too – nothing more. I don’t know what he was referring to with his comment – the question part – but I thought I might address it anyway simply because I’ve seen so many people on Facebook who claim to be bored.
This guy is obviously one of those with nothing better to do or, at the very least, without the imagination to find himself something to occupy his time other than surf a few sites, head in hands, and sigh at the never-ending boredom of it all. Perhaps he is also one of those who doesn’t realise that there is a real world out there, away from the monitor, and that you can turn a computer off now and then. Perhaps his brain has been addled by too many nights spent surfing through mediocre websites, or skimming over sites which stretched his limited capacities.
Why does he bother? Perhaps because he really doesn’t have anything else he’s capable of doing.
Why do I bother? Well, that should be clear by now. Aside from my hectic real life – which some have commented on when I’ve taken more than a few seconds to answer a message -Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â gain a great deal of enjoyment from writing my thoughts, presenting my discoveries, airing my opinion and generally reaching a small audience. I’ve turned my life upside down and started afresh, which not many people can claim to have done, and it has been, it is a wonderful experience. I enjoy sharing that experience. I enjoy the fact that I’ve found something else to do – my writing – which strikes a note with other people. Admittedly not with all, but who can appeal to everyone?
Love & Kisses, Viki.