I have a theory (I'm sure other people have it too, I'm not
claiming ownership) that the reason people do most social things is
Like, going out: most nights you just go, you dance, you see your
friends, you come home. No big deal, not really worth the 100 bucks
you spent, But you do it because you're hoping that this will be
that epic night where you stay out till 5 am, or
go skinny dipping in lake Ontario, or sing karaoke with complete
strangers... Whatever. There is some other great story that might
occur, and you want to be a part of it.
Or even the conversations you have on here. It's pleasant enough
saying "Hello, what do you do? How was your weekend? Do you like
dogs or cats?" but I think we are here hoping that we don't just
talk about work or the movie we saw last night (unless it was
fucking awesome and worth talking about)? That one of us says
something deeply personal, or truly insightful, or in some way
moves the plot forward in the relationship* that you have with
whoever you're talking to?
*I mean relationship in the general sense that you have a
relationship with anyone you speak to. Not "A Relationship" in the
sense of going out with someone.
We all have these experiences where we break through the monotony
of our lives* and really "advance the plot" in some way or another.
Things change, or at least feel like they could change, and we look
for those events
*I am not saying that your life sucks. I am saying that most days
in your life are not really that different from the last day. And
that's not a terrible thing, stability is important. But the
reality of working the same job, knowing the same people, going to
the same gym, etc. Is that no matter how cool what you do is, it
will eventually become the usual for you.
So I guess that's what I'm doing with my life - looking for