Ennui

Last night we went to a meal for T's dad's 60th birthday with the extended family, siblings of T's parents and their children and such. We rarely see them; in fact, some of them I've never met before or only once.

Well, they know I'm not working - but looking for work - and a couple of them asked me if I don't get bored??

It seems such an odd question to me. How could I be bored?? I'm doing so many things, I haven't the time to be bored.

I've always found it strange that people assume that when you aren't working, your only option must be boredom. How so?? I usually find it much more boring doing something I haven't chosen to myself, than doing nothing if that is my choice.

It's not that I don't want to work - I very much do! - but it just seems like people think there must be something slightly wrong with you if work isn't the primary focus in your life or something.

Or maybe that's just me.

Sunday, May 28, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
10:30 AM