If you can't pause once in awhile and reflect on life and your place in the world, then what's the use? And how can you ever truly grow and change if you don't occasionally stop and look back or plan for what's ahead?
Plus, in our high-tech, on-demand world, I think we need to allow our brains to rest once in awhile, and let our synapses have some down time. How can we tax our neurons with information overload and not expect them to need a vacation now and again?
We need look no further than the animal kingdom to see examples of living beings doing nothing to their advantage. Animals don't waste any energy - they eat when they're hungry, sleep when they're tired, and spend a lot of time in between just sitting doing nothing.
And really, just by virtue of being alive, we are always doing something - breathing, thinking, watching, learning. It's just that some of us take time to do only those passive things and nothing else - to give our minds the room in which our thoughts can percolate and work themselves out.
Now granted, Puddy is not the brightest bulb in the chandelier, but still, I'm with him on this one. Because sometimes, I feel that same need to just sit and stare at nothing in particular. It frees up my thoughts and helps me to make connections and decisions and find my way through the maze.
I'm not embarrassed at all to admit that I love doing absolutely nothing. In fact, I'm kind of proud of my ability to entertain myself with my thoughts and nothing else. It's a skill that comes in handy when I'm in a waiting room, or stuck in traffic, or on a plane.
Some might say that doing nothing is boring. I say doing nothing can lead to anything and everything. Will you join me in the nothing revolution?
How about you? Are you like Puddy and me, or does the thought of doing nothing make you start to twitch? I'd love to hear in the comments below.