I am completely addicted to GTD and on nights like this it becomes a bit of a problem. I really like to get through my evening with a serious sense of accomplishment. But lately, unless I’ve spent the night rehearsing, or doing some serious web-coding, or finishing a book, or checking several items of my list, I don’t feel satisfied.
Humans need drama, and I’m not asking for big drama, just the little drama of doing good work on a regular basis.
Part of this is also loneliness. Not big-L, depressing, ugly loneliness. Just little-L, normal, ansty loneliness. Little-L loneliness sends us to Stauf’s or the mall, even if we don’t want to talk to anyone, just so we can have the pleasure of other human beings around us. I really think even the most dedicated hermit suffers without regular human contact.
And the internet doesn’t cut it either. A lot of people think it does, and on some levels I suppose it can stave the short term effects of little-L loneliness. It can’t stop the big-L, though, and if the internet was your only contact with real people for long enough, the delayed effects of the little-L would snap back and be enough to cause some real damage.
Anyway, that’s what I think right here and right now. (Duh. That’s why I blogged about it.) Please understand me.