Stealing back the time – An experiment

Last night I realized something major: I have a big time thief in my life who is kind of screwing things up for me. That thief is information.
Now, I know that it sounds like I’m saying information is a bad thing. Which I don’t think at all. Information is often very important and valuable but the problem is that we are living in an age where we are constantly bombarded with tones of useless information which distracts us from the important things.
For example: last night I spent about three to three and a half hour on my computer. My plan was to work on my book but in all this time I wrote only about half a page and spent most of the time looking at things that in retrospect I had absolutely no use for.
I mean, what use to me is knowing that my friend’s cousin’s wife has baked cookies and posted it on Facebook or that some online test has determined that my spirit animal is a porcupine? Wouldn’t the embarrassing among of time I spent mindlessly gathering this information had been better spent actually working on my book or socializing in real life with friends and family?
I’ve known for a while now that I have this problem. But before I did the math I didn’t realize how much of my life I’m waisting on this bad habit. But now I have and I thinks it’s honestly kind of sad.
So, I’ve decided to do a little experiment. From now on I will completely avoid distracting and pointless information and instead focus on being fully awake in every moment of my life. My time is mine and I’m stealing it back!

Let’s see what happens and I will post an update on this experiment in the end of the week 🙂

A simple dream – Dropping out of the rat race

Once more I find myself in the position of having to choose between two equally unappealing options: wearing out my body in an exhausting boring job or quitting it and becoming flat ass broke. Like many people if feel trapped in what seems like a never ending, pointless, soul sucking rat race that nobody really likes but most participate in anyway.

But maybe there is a way out. After all it has been done before. Some people have managed to find a way to work less and live more. Maybe I can do the same.

So, I have given myself two goals to achieve before I’m thirty, about four and a half years from now:

  1. Simplify my life so that I am dependent of as little material things as possible.
  2. Becoming self-sufficient, preferably by making a living as an author.

I’m not expecting this to be easy. But why not try? Why not at least try to make the very best of the only life I’ve got?

This is on large part what this blog is going to be about. But it will also be about my writing and philosophical ponderings.

I will try to post twice a week on various topics but for now it will mostly be about literature and my pursuit of a minimalist lifestyle.

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