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The Saturday Night Thing

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Sometimes I am confused between what is good and what is beneficial . It is not always clear. For example, Is entertainment, such as watching a movie or dining out or going to the pub, time wasted that could have been invested in other things such as general reading or reading work-related stuff or going to the gym or going for a 10 mile walk?. 

It all happened one Saturday night when I was leaving home at 9:30 PM with some feelings of loss that I may have lost some valuable "Saturday-night-time".  My instinct and unconscious mind nudges me-- "hey! It is Saturday night! Did you forget?" 
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I, most of the time, maybe all the time, respond without argument ,positively with my inner feelings. There must be a "Saturday-night-thing".  "Saturday night can't go without a Saturday-night-thing".  Anything entertaining but not rewarding.

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But on my way out I saw a neighbor in his livingroom reading. Further I passed by a family watching TV in the livingroom. Just before reaching my car, I saw two men on a balcony, barbecuing and laughing loudly.

This made me think. I didn't start the car as usual. My desire for any "Saturday-night-thing" fainted against some question lingering in my mind that kept my arms away from the steering wheel. 

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So what? You will be back in 2 or 3 hours exhausted and have spent money and time without any obvious tangible reward . My habit triumphed over my thoughts and I went out. But the scene of the man reading in his living room kept lingering in my mind.  After all, happiness is purely a personal thing but also it could be a chemistry thing.

Are we different because we have different levels of wisdom or because our chemistries are different?

I hope it is the latter.

Hamad S Alomar


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