What would you do if you didn’t have to do anything today? Okay, let’s clarify and define our terms:
What are the things we have to do? We don’t have to do anything, really… we could forgo all survival activity and just whither away…it’s a choice on some level, but not one that we often consider, thank goodness. Let’s assume…(uh oh)
you don’t have to go to your job today. A few people never have to go to work, but most of us have to have some form of income to survive. Maybe .00001 percent of the population would choose to go to their said job if they were given the choice of doing anything they want today. Hopefully, most of us don’t hate going to work, as there are layers of satisfaction to be had…blah blah blah…this is not the subject today.
If you had a full day — maybe a week, a month, a lifetime — without the obligation of earning some money…without the obligation of taking care of someone (a child, an aging parent, a sick neighbor, etc…) without the obligation of doing catch up chores..i.e. laundry!…without the obligation of going to church or an activist meeting, a book group, a fundraiser, a show, a concert, a reading? let’s imagine for a moment you had none of these…what would you want to do? Maybe the answer is “nothing.” That’s information right there. But what tickles you, what brings you joy, peace, pleasure?
I’d… be here, with you/me/it/spirit/wind. I’d walk. I’d find a way to eat something healthy and delicious. I’d read something. I’d play piano and sing (of course, I don’t know how to do these, but if only…) I’d watch Jeopardy. I’d eat ice cream and take a nap after lunch.
Would I try to make the world a better place? I don’t think so. Is this selfish? Maybe.