January 24, 2016
There is a profound factor that influences all human behavior, thought, and emotion.
It is boredom.
Often unrecognized and unacknowledged, it seeps in, as a person lives his life, as he repeats the same actions over and over, as he unknowingly focuses on the same thoughts colored by the same attitudes.
His space stagnates. It also shrinks. He becomes imprisoned in it.
He often fails to see this.
But what he once experienced as the electricity of being alive fades away.
If he is to renew himself, he will need to do it a number of times during his life.
What is the key?
The answer comes from understanding that what already exists in the physical world and in his mind does not supply inspiration forever. What already exists becomes tedious. Predictable. All-too-familiar.
Therefore, he is going to have to invent something new. It will not drop down to him out of the clouds.
Fortunately, although most people don’t perceive it, the individual is outfitted with an astonishing capacity to invent.
This capacity is at the core of what he is:
L Frank Baum: “The imaginative child will become the imaginative man or woman most apt to create, to invent, and therefore to foster civilization.”