The Terrible Slide

When I was younger, I couldn’t understand how anyone could be too exhausted to read great literature in the evenings.

Then, I got too tired to read great literature, but I couldn’t understand how anyone could be too exhausted to read slightly less great but terrifically fun literature.

Then, I got too tired for that, but I couldn’t understand how anyone could be too exhausted to watch really great films. I mean, you just have to lie there!

Then, I got too tired for that, and I started watching mostly television. But television is really great these days. Some shows are literature! So that’s ok. 

But tonight, I realized that lately I’m starting to be too tired even to watch certain TV shows. Like, I’ll have some episodes of a really good, well-written, hour-long drama queued up, and all I want to watch is mindless crap. 

Which means I have now reached a point where I am so intellectually lazy that even the better TV shows have become aspirational for me.

I never thought that would be possible. But here we are.

6 Comments

  1. At least you weren’t too tired to write this post. That has to count for something! 😉

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    1. Yes, it should! Thanks. This is the only productive thing I’ve done today. 😉

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      1. Then it definitely counts!!! 🙂

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  2. I’m so intellectually lazy I no longer think of where the remote might be. I’m sitting on the couch hoping the remote walks in.

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  3. Next stop Gagnam Style!

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  4. .. I understand you very well… but at one point, we have to stop… in order to enjoy life and relax, doing things we love…

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