An important question, but not one we choose to frequently ask ourselves.
Why? Because it opens the conversation up to two larger questions: Who are we at our core and what makes us happy?
If the last year has taught us anything about the way we live our lives, it’s that it can be so easy to fall into mundane patterns, making it harder for us to figure out what these questions mean to us.
“Wake up, do work, eat lunch, do more work, eat dinner, sleep, repeat.”
At first glance, that’s not a completely terrible life.
- At least you have a job
- At least you have a roof over your head
- At least you have food in your stomach
Realistically, things could be so much worse— and yet, that’s the problem with mundanity, it’s just neutral.
Neutral is neither good, nor bad.
Neutral is the middle ground.
Neutral is accepting familiarity in exchange for certainty.