To be a full person, you have to let nothing happen

There was a lovely response to my I have my freedom today because nothing really happened post a few weeks back. Nicely, this pierced my radar – an interview comedian Louis C.K. did on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

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He discusses the same theme. Of being OK with nothing happening. He refers to our smartphone habit – how we grab for it when we’re anxious, sad, unsettled. 

“You need to build an ability to just be yourself and not be doing something. That’s what the phones are taking away, is the ability to just sit there. That’s being a person. 

Because underneath everything in your life there is that thing, that empty — forever empty. That knowledge that it’s all for nothing and that you’re alone. It’s down there.”

Bloody hell, yeah. My God, we’re losing our bravery don’t you think? The empty forever is there. We are all alone. And we die. 

We don’t wish to have mindful conversations about this fear that we run from. We just want to keep toggling and distracting and hoping that we can connect and find worth in an Instagram notification or a Facebook reply or a Tinder swipe-right. 

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