I imagine a lot of people open and read newsletters - like the one you're reading right now - to briefly escape their monotonous reality which regrettably involves a lot of online meetings these days. Yes, sadly, from what I see in the news, we are far from returning to the old ways of existing at least based on where I live (hopefully I'm wrong!).
Personally, a lot of my days, lately, feel the same way. Yes, the date on the calendar has moved but everything else remains the same. Same chair. Same white walls. Same clothes. Same success stories of people who are seemingly doing better than... everyone else!
That's why, a lot of times during my waking hours I find myself wishing, begging even, my phone to make noises. I long to receive a new email from a stranger hoping that it will somehow transform my default reality into something less repetitive and more exciting. To get some sort of evidence that things can be better, and they will be better. And usually, the more you consume those, the more you become addicted to their contents and increase in frequency (leading probably to wildly and uncontrollably subscribing to a bunch of newsletters).
If this happens, you then start to rely heavily on someone else, or something else outside yourself (books, games, movies, etc.), to help you get through the day.
But even when a new letter arrives, it quickly loses its charm - regardless of how well-arranged and inspiring the words inside are.
Pointlessness once again consumes the body and returns the recipient to the same yearning condition for something new and exciting to happen. However, this cycle never ceases. You get something fresh that feels good for a while but a few short minutes after, depress mode is back ON.
My latest article addresses the meaninglessness in the world and aims to help the reader create a personal storyline that is less dependent on outside sources. Hopefully, it will motivate you, not the other way around.
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