Once upon a time in my life, I wanted to have fun, but I wanted to have fun forever. It was my goal in life. So, back in 2007, I decided to take some time off to do whatever I wanted. After 30 days, I had nothing else to do. After 60 days, I was bored out of my mind. After 90 days, I was begging to find something, anything, to occupy my time.
It doesn’t matter how much money you have in the bank. It doesn’t matter how much free time you have. If you aren’t occupying your time doing something, anything, with some type of purpose… Then fun isn’t fun anymore. Instead, it becomes more of a routine.
Think of it like a heroin addict who is always chasing his first high. He will never get back to that point of bliss, no matter how hard he attempts to get there. Eventually, he ends up a miserable wreck, and life loses all its value.
Having fun all the time makes life lose its value.
Originally posted on Quora.
Leonard Kim consults startups and writes books like