May 16, 2006

A little time for thinking

On my second real weekend I had a little more time, a little more energy to reflect on some bigger questions:

Why does being in a big, serious, committed, head-over-heels relationship give one less time to think deeply and be all introspective and philosphical? I think you loose out on introspection because you are pushed out of thinking within yourself to thinking intensely about someone else. You are no longer the center of most every thought because this new person has become so important. SB, on the other hand, thinks introspection is lost simply because you no longer have the quiet down-time you had before the relationship. Now more time is spent talking and less time is spent thinking.

Is it better to have a pet dog or live abroad? Are they as mutually exclusive as they feel?

If you were so rich you never had to take care of any of your own base needs, would you miss going grocery shopping, doing laundry, washing dishes?


  1. If you live abroad in Europe, you no longer need a pet dog because wherever you go, other people will be allowed to bring their dogs there. Is this true for other continents?

    Comment by Maureen — May 17, 2006 @ 11:29 am

  2. That’s true here in Atlanta. Dogs seem welcome everywhere and everyone has one. I thought Madison was a dog friendly place until I moved here. Though, I don’t think they let you take your dog on the train like they do in Europe.

    Comment by Marijka — May 17, 2006 @ 2:35 pm

  3. I think I agree that spending time with another person means more time talking and less time thinking. I think it is often why I end up feeling lonely. Because I have all these thoughts and no one to share them with unless I make a phone call or go out for a drink or over to a friend’s house. However, I do try to make the time to have those philisophical discussions with people. It is just that some friends are not meant for that role.

    Comment by lnet — May 19, 2006 @ 2:46 pm

  4. I find myself doing both — talking to Matt (even though I think sometimes he would rather I shut up) and thinking. But when I think too much (i.e. not talking) then Matt gets suspicious and wonder what am I thinking about that I can’t share with him. It’s like a no win situation. But lnet is right, some thoughts are meant for some friends, but not all. And then there are those that are meant for only you.

    As for the rich question, I think maybe their world is SOO different than ours that they don’t miss those chores because either they never did them (the Hilton sisters) or their life is now so consumed with parties, starbucks, fundraising galas that you don’t even have the time for that stuff.

    Comment by Rosie — May 21, 2006 @ 2:12 pm

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