(To explain my current thought process here's a quick little anecdote: Today I went over to an upperclassman's apartment to make dinner with. Since we were making pulled pork, we had to wait 4 hours for it to cook. In the period of time the two friends I have that live there played a computer game, and watched a hockey game, respectively. I consider video games to be one of the most pointless things that somebody can do, and yes at times sports can be entertaining, but for 4 hours?)
I need to be doing something, at almost any given time. I have this innate tendency to keep myself busy, and I wouldn't like it any other way. If I'm not running around like a madman trying to fit everything in, I'm not being me. So when people "get bored" or have "nothing to do" I just quite nearly implode.
So I consider this quote.
"Time you enjoyed wasting, was not wasted time."Of course there are times where I just sit and talk with friends, or something along those lines. I'm not technically doing anything. And here is where my sociology class kicks in; although I don't enjoy spending countless hours playing a video game or watching a sports team play, other people do. Does this mean that it is not wasted time? I have some trouble completely believing in this quote for this reason; just because you enjoy playing video games, can you play for 48 hours straight while you neglected other tasks (because lets be honest over the course of 48 hours you really should have something else you should be doing) and still consider that time not wasted?
I suppose that I was raised under the precedent that there is always something to be done, somewhere, for something. My mom told me that "only boring people get bored." Of course I didn't want to be boring, because who likes boring people?
I find things to. Productive things. I see no productivity in certain activities. I suppose my perspective on productivity follows an economic model, which in a broad sense has regards "of or involved in the creation of goods and services to produce wealth or value." The best example I can think of is when I'm picking weeds, I like to see that I have, in fact, made a difference in the landscape. Does that make sense? It's the fact that something of value has occurred, positively affecting my or somebody else's life.
This has largely been a random, ranting post in which I try and understand social things.