I have chosen to not have such an "involved" life. I have opted for a minimum of distractions. I don't have an active cell phone that can be called "in case of emergency". Nobody from my current place of employment is going to wake me up with a phone call about a work-related issue. I'm neither married nor singular, so I have zero social obligations; and I have no intent to start a family.
I choose to lead a quiet life; out of the spotlight (now) and off the main road. I must be able to go home and have "alone time". I need to be able to quietly sit and write, or stand in the mirror and talk to myself. I WILL HAVE my alone time; this is what I am. It is not my concern how every person who comes near me wants to know me and be in my life. This actually shows how pathetic most people really are--wanting to be exactly where they are not wanted.
I am lucky, perhaps blessed, to have (accidentally) found a woman who feels almost the same way. We work our little low-impact jobs, and spend the rest of our time quietly secluded. And you should be happy that I at least wrote out this narrative, because she certainly wouldn't have.
(I guess that this is now the BIG finish...) YOU can go and have your 80-hour work weeks. YOU can try to imagine how you deserve to be alive by becoming completely immersed in details that you create for yourself. There are billions of simple-minded people out there who are easily amused, just like this, and good for them (Hey; somebody's watching those "reality tv" shows.). But I do not wish to have a full-time or fully engaged life of either personal or social interaction. I will deal with this stupid world on my own terms, or I will not deal with this stupid world at all.
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