Life. It can be a real pain sometimes.

Always something you don’t want to do, that needs to be done.

And some boring reason why you can’t do the thing you actually want to be doing.

Modern life is like a list of 80% things you don’t want to have to deal with.

10% of things that you can just about deal with without going out of your mind.

And 9% things that you actually enjoy doing, and want to keep doing. Whatever the consequences.

Oh, and that odd 1%?

That’s the mystery of life.

60 thoughts on “Life

    1. The pandemic is an unsuual uncertainty, that’s for sure. At first, I just presumed I would catch Covid, and die. I was 68 years old, and a prime candidate to end up in Intensive Care. When I didn’t die, I had a rethink, and decided to be ‘safe’, but not to the extent of not living my life. Despite having had both vaccinations, the danger is far from over. But I have learned to worry less, and live a little more.
      Best wishes, Pete.


        1. Are you in India? in which case I can understand why it’s overwhelming. I lost one of my oldest friends to the virus in May 2020, and we have had 150,000 deaths in Britain. But we never had the chaos we see happening in India now. Stay safe.


            1. I always do my best to reply to all comments. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. It is rare here for young people to die from this virus, but not unknown.


  1. Sometimes I think it would have been nice to live 20 000 years ago (apart from the lurking predators); just chilling and spending only a few hours a day worrying about food, and the rest just walking around in the wild, talking and philosophizing and star gazing – and not knowing there are such things as vacuum cleaning and bills.

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  2. I feel ya on stopping doing the things you don’t like doing. I definitely enjoy life more when I limit doing those things I don’t like to do. If they don’t fit into the β€œneed” categoryβ€”which few things actually doβ€”then they can be ignored, or at least put off until I have more of a desire. Recent lesson I am so thankful to have learned.

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    1. Thanks, Danielle. As I have got older, I have acquired the skill of putting things off for so long, I no longer do them at all.
      Cleaning windows and washing my car come to mind. Wait long enough, and the rain washes off the dust. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. Pete, most of us work on jobs we don’t enjoy so we’d have enough money to do things we enjoy (vacation?). On the day we are supposed to be doing that thing, we are managing kids, packing stuff, driving through crazy traffic to reach that spot, managing kids again through and once there, managing kids again, still doing things we don’t enjoy. By the end of it, we are so tired, we drop on a bed and sleep and return home the next day in the very same but reverse fashion, to go back saving for another vacation…

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    1. Luckily for me, I never had to manage a holiday with children. Good holidays were almost always something enjoyable. I also managed to work for most of my time in a job I thought was worthwhile. Maybe not always enjoyable, but it made me feel good to do it.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Sadly, there are no mountains in Norfolk, Doug. But I do often sit quietly on a bench next to the river…:)
      (Do people stil say ‘Golly’? That must be an Americam thing.)
      Best wishes, Pete.


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