Living next to a city isn’t very fun when the few friends you have don’t ever go outside. There is so much to see and do – museums, aquariums, memorials, landmarks, concerts, plays, etc. The more time I spend being a hermit in my room, the dimmer and more dreary my life grows. Sometimes I just go out alone and see what there is to see, but I rarely enjoy it much. I don’t like spending that much time with my own mind. Thinking too much – being far too stoic – is a real problem for me. The more time I spend with my own mind, the more likely I am to lead myself down a dreary path. I have an inner-slant towards cynicism.
Cynicism is a poison. I could write for hours about the negative effects of cynicism in my life. It so heavily influences day-to-day decisions and attitudes that it can spread rot over every part your life when left unchecked. Letting cynicism reign free is like never cleaning your teeth – people will start falling out of your life…just like your teeth would if you didn’t brush them.
Anywho, tonight on the roster is Roman Holiday, Hepburn’s first big film! I’m gonna sit down with a cool glass of gin, fill out job applications, and watch this film.