Sometimes, Boring Is Good!

5 min readMay 22, 2022
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One of the things people dread the most is not having any plans for the weekend.

Picture this for a second, you and your colleague are both making small talk in front of the office coffee machine, and then they ask:

Colleague — What plans have you got for the weekend?

You — Erm…Erm….

What your colleague expects your answer to be — I’m going clubbing

What you really intend to do — Read a book or watch the last the season of Ozark

And then you realise you are the most boring person ever! That has happened to me more times than I can count.

If that’s you, don’t feel guilty; being boring is perfectly normal. As a matter of fact, I wear it like a badge! I would rather meditate on my thoughts over the weekend than enjoy a night out clubbing or drinking.

I understand joining your besties on a stag/hen-do weekend get-away or having a family barbecue but do you need to go out this weekend just to prove you are not a boring person.


Life is freaking hard! I assume that even for rich people, I mean the mental gymnastics that go on in their heads all day to keep all that fortune from slipping and for poor people, it’s how do I survive this day and the next!

I have seen the way people live in Africa and the way people live in Europe; it couldn’t be more contrasting. For the former, it’s mostly about financial survival and for the latter, it’s mostly about social survival.

That is not to say that there aren’t groups on either continent having the reverse of those issues. I have seen the fear of being ostracised and not being accepted as part of the group cripple people because they are considered boring.

It would be downright foolish of me to dismiss those fears, but instead of asking you to change, I would implore you to accept that side of you and utilise it to your advantage.

Wars, politics, recessions, mass shootings, debts, kids and so on. These are all external factors that contribute to the chaos of what we call life and sometimes the weekend is a time to retreat into boring mode and switch…


Embrace the process, the events are merely highlights.