Friday, December 2, 2022


Readers tell us: How stimulating is your life?


By Emily Woodbury

Well, this was probably the wrong time to ask a poll question like: How stimulating is your life? Like we did a couple of Wednesdays ago. Little did we know…Humph.

Not much stimulation going on these days, hmm? We’re all pretty much stuck inside our homes and/or RVs, with a few local walks here and there keeping us sane. Maybe you’re doing more than that, and maybe your life is still as stimulating as it could possibly be, considering the circumstances, but I’m thinking there’s a good chance that the stimulation levels have dropped…dramatically.

Anyway, as you can see from the results up above, just about a quarter of you think your normal life (not this coronavirus-life) is very stimulating. That’s great! The majority of you told us that your life can definitely be stimulating, but most of the time it’s just routine. Another 13 percent said your life is mostly routine stuff, not much stimulation at all; and 2 percent said that your life is boring.

Perhaps you’re like our reader, Wolfe, who commented: “There is supposedly an old Chinese curse, ‘May you have an interesting life.’ After fires, divorces, poverty, explosions, wealth, surgeries, deaths, accidents, lawsuits, etc. etc. etc…. I could really appreciate a bit of nice calm boredom!!”

Just like I hope those of you who want more stimulation find more stimulation from life, I hope you, Wolfe, and others like you, find calm in the storm. Cheers.

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2 years ago

In response to thinking it’s the wrong time to ask, being shut in with C19, I’d say it makes no difference. Its the person. Life is what you make it. Many of my friends are “so bored” and I am busy as HECK the last few weeks. I just didn’t know I had such boring friends!!!

Who doesn’t have a pile of stuff they meant to fix “sometime” and didn’t get to? Now is my time. I’ve fixed PILES of stuff, from as deferred as 12 years ago!

Who doesn’t have books they meant to read? Read them. Set your brain free and keep it sharp.

I like to build things, so I’ll finally work on my solar tracker and build a 10×25 shed this week, hopefully.

Oh… i’m still working 40 hour weeks, too… my normal schedule is so tight that all the above bonus is being done just in the time I’m saving NOT driving to office and sports.

If you want a stimulating life, you have to be someone who seeks it. If you don’t seek you won’t find.

2 years ago
Reply to  Wolfe

What a great attitude and attitude is a choice. I’m finding that many things I normally do must be altered to accomplish (like grocery shopping) but I am spending the time finding other ways to efficiently meet that need. And yes I’m taking advantage of the time at home to cross off items from an ever growing list of projects. Amazing how much you can grow and accomplish when all your commitments are cancelled or altered.

Bob p
2 years ago

I am stimulated every morning when God allows me to awaken to another wonderful day. Even during these troubling times the world is in its still a great day God has given us. My wife is recovering from surgery, I’m trying to take care of her, she is 80 I’m 77 and we treasure every day the Lord allows us to awaken to his creations.

Bob Weinfurt
2 years ago
Reply to  Bob p

AMEN to that

Sink Jaxon
2 years ago
Reply to  Bob p

Beautifully stated Bob..and I pray for a quick recovery for your wife. God Bless you both.

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