Saturday, 24 September 2016

Thought 335: Distraction as Too Much Effort

For the few and the rare who share my sensibility, they will understand me when I say that distraction, such as that provided by all the modern means of entertainment, is simply too much effort. 

I'd rather sit and do nothing and contemplate the contents of my own mind or perhaps engage in artistic activity, either as creator or receptor. But giving myself over to shows, films, video games that others have produced and are there, in many cases, purely to entertain - with the odd hidden message or lesson to be drawn - is simply too much work. 

In other words, I find distracting myself harder work than burying myself in my own reality.