Well, not entirely shameless, but this is a good way to get at the worst thing about friday night: You can’t relax and not do anything. I mean, I could just sit here and think about how many of us are sitting in traffic and not doing anything, but I will do that later.
This is the worst part about a Friday night. We get off work, find a good location, open a good bottle of wine, and talk about how much we hate our jobs and how much we don’t like them, etc. etc. etc. and then the day ends. Not good.
Friday night is one of the few times in the year that you can get away with this, but even then, it doesn’t really get out of the way. In fact, it’s the only major night that we can truly say we’re free. We have to be productive, but that’s not always easy. The first few hours of the day are spent trying to figure out what we’re going to do for the rest of the night.
Luckily, our days don’t all end in the same way. They don’t all end at 9AM, 9PM, and 9:00AM, like they used to. We can have a morning, a lunch/dinner, a snack, and a late afternoon. We can also have a night.
When you have a “normal” day, you’ll know. The morning is spent getting up and dressing, then heading to work. Lunch is for a quick meal, then a quick snack, then back to work. Dinner is when the family comes for dinner, and you can spend the rest of the day doing fun stuff together.
With a normal day our days are short. We dont always have to go straight to work. We can also go to a nice dinner party, go to a nice movie, go to a nice concert, go home, go out, and see a friend. And of course, a nice sleep.
We should stop using this word, “normal day.” That’s not normal at all. We should call it “work day,” or “leisure day,” or “personal day,” or “family day” or “holiday day,” because it’s really all of these things at once and not a single one of them truly works.
It is normal for us to have a work day, but we should have more of them. We should have leisure time, or personal time, or family time, or holiday time. If we have just four hours in the day then that means we should actually get up and do something different than what we do during the rest of the day.
We don’t have any time for these things. We don’t want to. We don’t want to do any of them. We don’t want to get up in the morning and get to work. We don’t want to go to work. We don’t want to spend time with our family. We don’t want to do anything that’s going to take us out of our own lives and take us away from the things that are important to us.
Well, there is one way to get off this train – which is to turn off the power to the internet and turn off all of your devices. I’m not saying that will solve everything, but it’s a good place to start.