Boredom pt.1

"Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom." - Schopenhauer 

A daemon came to a wise man one night. "One wish I shall grant you"---

The wise man thought to himself: "Shall I wish for the absence of pain in my life? Then I shall only have pleasure, but pure pleasure leads to my boredom... I am a wise man, I know the orienting importance of pain."

"Genie, I need time to decide my wish."

Many years passed as the wise man pondered what his wish would be. 

"I have decided daemon." proclaimed the man. "I shall wish for no boredom!" 

Ha! A wise man who forgot the adage "Be Careful What You Wish For"

-The Involuntary Hermit


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