“You fear what you can’t see.”
– Lil B, Motivation
This challenge began out of jealousy. As weird as it sounds, I secretly envied guys who were content. I wanted to go to a barbeque, talk about sports, and not be bored out of my mind. I wanted to see something and not think of ten ways I could improve upon it. Most of all, I thought consistency would make me happy.
Like my prediction that no one would buy an iPad, I was wrong.
Consistency is boring.
Talking about sports gets old fast. Hanging out and watching movies on a Saturday night is dull. Feigning interest in celebrate gossip remains a chore. Comfort is boring.
The plan society encourages everyone to follow isn’t for me. In fact, it isn’t for anyone. I learned that most of the dudes who seemed content were actually kind of miserable. They were just too lazy to do anything about it.
Even though I occasionally get tired of my lifestyle, it provides more joy than any alternative.
To me happiness has always come from the unknown. Stepping off a plane into a foreign land. Talking to a strange girl at a bar. Starting an independent business venture. There’s an element of suspense that I crave, and the “conventional lifestyle” doesn’t offer it.