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pimoore
pimoore

Inaction Is A Slow Death, by Better Ideas on YouTube.

Wow.

I’m approaching 50, and this really hit home. How much living have I missed while dwelling in my own pain, waiting for things to change.

Time to take it on the chin.

odd
odd

@pimoore I want to hit it on the chin instead…

jabel
jabel

@pimoore That’s so good. Pain with meaning is bearable. It’s the meaninglessness that is unbearable.

pimoore
pimoore

@odd Yeah, except it seems to have a steel plate reinforcing its chin. I don’t think it would flinch. 😉

odd
odd

@pimoore Sometimes I think it’s worth finding out, but sometimes not.

rishabh
rishabh

@pimoore Pete, thanks for sharing this. Powerful reminder to seek action or (the pain of) inaction seeks you.

rishabh
rishabh

@pimoore To paraphrase Viktor Frankl, we distract ourselves with pleasure when our life is devoid of meaning.

odd
odd

@rishabh Is that from «Man’s quest for meaning» or something like that? (I think there is a book called “Amusing ourselves to death” also, by a contemporary writer).

rishabh
rishabh

@odd Yep. It's from Man's Search for Meaning.

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odd
odd

@rishabh That was the title, yes. I still haven’t read it, although it has been in my Kindle library for years.

mroutley
mroutley

@pimoore a good call to action. Thanks for sharing!

rishabh
rishabh

@odd Ditto.