Saturday, June 04, 2005

speaking of Buddhists

There are different species of laziness: Eastern and Western. The Eastern style is like the one practised in India. It consists of hanging out all day in the sun, doing nothing, avoiding any kind of work or useful activity, drinking cups of tea, listening to Hindi film music blaring on the radio, and gossiping with friends. Western laziness is quite different. It consists of cramming our lives with compulsive activity, so there is no time at all to confront the real issues. This form of laziness lies in our failure to choose worthwhile applications for our energy.


I can relate to that. Not appearing to float down any professional path at the moment (the thought of grad school alternately nips and deadens me)...between three jobs and a serious relationship, I'm still putting off at least one book review and two group readings by just sitting here drinking coffee, clicking, coffee. (You see, this blog reserves the right to come 'round to the reflexive egoising eventually.) But maybe things really aren't that bad. Only on top of that I'm supposed to do (or render absurd) a superman er, superhero meme..

Update: really? I thought that was (McDonald's) marketing. Maybe "creativity" means something a bit more (than "making the complicated simple.")

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