Tuesday, December 06, 2011


"Boring is the new exciting." ~ Cymbaline
When we're young, we often tend to love chaos. Chaos is exciting! Disorganization makes life interesting! Being all over the place is fun!

...and then, it gets tiring. A friend who was dating a few years back had what seemed to some people a very "boring" life: He would get up, go to work, come home, learn, watch some TV shows on his computer, travel to date sometimes... some people didn't understand it. "That seems so... dull." But he was happy. Some of those people had "exciting" lives, but they often were not.

Stability and predictability (in any aspect of life) are often the key to allowing people to adjust to difficult times. If life is chaotic, then everything that doesn't go perfectly can sends things into disarray. When everything is going smoothly, if something goes wrong, it's far easier to handle and fix. This is true at home, at work, in school, and in life.

Amen, Cymbaline.


  1. That is the same thing like saying if u have a strong foundation then u can deal with any problem. You are right. I think most people want some semblance or stability. And stable doesnt equal boring. I know that when i ask for more excitement in my life i usually get more than i bargained for.

  2. For a second, I was wondering when you read the Cymbeline, the Shakespeare play.

    Yay for boring!

    By the way, what people often mean by boring is that their life is too "routine." Some people prefer things to change every so often, others fear of straying from the routine.

  3. yay for boring :)

    totally appreciate our routine these days, it's very pleasant compared with past chaos!