There have been many days when I find myself tucked into bed and finding myself feeling exhausted and empty from the series of events that have passed. Auto pilot, or running on default, that is what it is. Don’t forget to stop and stare, there is more meaning to life if you will it.
“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.
That is real freedom.
That is being taught how to think.
The alternative is unconsciousness, the default setting, the “rat race” — the constant, gnawing sense of having had and lost some infinite thing.”
― David Foster Wallace, This is Water