the margins of our lives

‘[Boredom] can be a sign that the patient is avoiding a particular subject; that he or she is unable to talk directly about something intimate or embarrassing.’*

‘To see if you like where you are, without the chains of dependence, check if you are as happy returning as you were leaving.’**

Boredom may sometimes be our lives telling us we’re being too mainstream, avoiding some critical things pushed to the margins of our lives.  Every life has a world of stories within it: some lived, others unlived and discarded, pushed to the margins – where they can be found again.

And when we go to the margins we will not only find ourselves but others too

(*From Stephen Grosz’s The Examined Life.)
(**From Nassim Taleb’s The Bed of Procrustes.)

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