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Thursday October 17th 2013  Tim Candler


     I think it was Sigmund Freud who thought in terms of compensatory activities.  A person, he claimed, would do things as a "consequence of." Not necessarily because he or she wanted to. Which sometimes suggests that a pure mind and body would achieve harmony by remaining perfectly still. What in the wider society we call, "doing nothing at all."

     My own flaws are so huge, that I sometimes think my entire existence is a compensatory activity. And oddly enough, even though it is probably not healthy, I draw great comfort from the idea.  So as a reward I am going to spend the rest of the day "doing nothing at all."


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