Saturday, May 7, 2011

Making time for yourself

Just yesterday I finally watched 'Eat, Pray, Love'. I especially liked the part where they talk about the 'sweetness of doing nothing' and compared the difference in attitude between an american man and an italian man. Where an american man hears "It's Miller time", he goes out and buy a six-pack and drink the whole thing in one night and waking up feeling terrible the next morning. An italian man walks by a sign that says "You deserve a break today" and he'd just say, "Yeah, I know". The italians are the masters of doing nothing. In this fast paced world of ours (especially if you're involved in computers and software where even the latest is obsolete in just 3 years time), I think the 'sweetness of doing nothing' is very much under valued.

I guess geeks are pretty acute to 'doing nothing'. Because even in 'Office Space', the rather geeky hero dreams of doing nothing if he had a million bucks before his neighbour reminded him "You don't need a million dollars to do nothing man, take a look at my cousin, he's broke and he don't do sh*t".. >.<

Sometimes it's good to be able to do nothing. To just take a breather. It'd make you better appreciate what you already have and can even make big problems seem smaller. But then again, when I start to do nothing, the feeling of guilt starts to creep in and makes me question myself. It is in those times I guess I wish I am an italian man....

2 comments:

Eavay Jb said...

Nice writing...inspiring!!:D

Abdullah Zainul Abidin said...

Thank you eavay.. :)

Haiya ala Solah