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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"Keeping Your Mind Active is Healthy." (Essay.)

"Keeping Your Mind Active is Healthy."  (Essay.)

As you may know, I have volunteered my work Online since 2005, when I joined Christian American Poetry Forums in the Internet. Then, I began to blog separately different topics in 2009 -as a great means of communication with others worldwide. This Christian soul is a freelance writer, poet & lyricist. I never got profits out of my Online work, because I just do not want to. I share my poetical muse in my writing with a genuine pleasure like real diamonds. Writing is my great passion, and if I don't do it I feel like I am completely empty or dead inside. Reading other authors, books, the Bible, etc. has truly inspired me to write many new poems, song-lyrics, short stories, tales, general thoughts, random thoughts, inspirational messages, devotionals, and so on. Feeling and contemplating other folks behaviours, fine arts, photos, music, mother nature and animals have also been another source of inspiration for my writing skills. It refreshes my inner being, the tissue of my crystal soul, with whispering hope. It feels as if I'm bathing into a fresh springwater fountain covered with dew at daybreak. I took my artistic name as a writer, "Morning Star" from mother nature, and I feel at ease with it...
Today's writing is about keeping your mind active which is healthy for you. Take good care of your brain!!
Some authors say, "whether work should be placed among the causes of happiness may perhaps be regarded as a doubtful question. There is certainly much work which is exceedingly irksome, and an excess of work is always very painful. I think, however, that provided work is not excessive in amount, even the dullest work is to most people less painful than idleness."
I think, boredom is bad news to an intelligent living being, whether the one involved is human or animal. Even a dog could become destructive if it is left alone all day doing nothing. All living species must keep their mind active, because it is healthy. We ought to take good care of our brains. Imagine one who has nothing to do, and spend all his/her hours alone doing nothing... It could be a destructive habit in a matter of time.
What kind of life he/she leads to??...
God planted us in this world with a purpose for our lives.
God has a plan for each of us in our lifetime.
Let's use this Heavenly gift  for the better, dear readers!!...
There are all grades in work, from mere relief of tedium up to the profoundest delights, according to the nature of the work and the abilities of the worker. Most of the work that most people have to do is not in itself interesting, but even such work has certain great advantages. To begin with, it fills a good many hours of the day without the need of deciding what one shall do. Most people, when they are left free to fill their own time according to their own choice, are at a loss to think of anything sufficiently pleasant to be worth doing. And whatever they decide on, they are troubled by the feeling that something else would have been pleasanter. To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level. Moreover the exercise of choice is in itself tiresome. Except to people with unusual initiative it is positively agreeable to be told what to do at each hour of the day, provided the orders are not too unpleasant.
Most of the idle rich suffer unspeakable boredom as the price of their freedom from drudgery. At times they may find relief by flying round the world, but the number of such sensations is limited, especially after youth is past. Accordingly the more intelligent rich men work nearly as hard as if they were poor, while rich women for the most part keep themselves busy with innumerable trifles of whose earth-shaking importance they are firmly persuaded.
Work therefore is desirable, first and foremost, as a preventive of boredom, for the boredom that a man feels when he is doing necessary though uninteresting work is as nothing in comparison with the boredom that he feels when he has nothing to do with his days. With this advantage of work another is associated, namely that it makes holidays much more delicious when they come as a reward for the hard work done.
Provided a man does not have to work so hard as to impair his vigour, he is likely to find far more zest in his free time than an idle man could possibly find.
What is the writer's view of leisure and boredom??
Think about it as food for thoughts...


Sarah (Nikki) said...

I used to think my life had no purpose not until He came into my life and changed everything around. Just knowing Him has put meaning in my life. You got one awesome heart.....so glad to have connected Starry Dawn...

Starry Dawn said...

Thank you so much, Sarah for coming over to visit my site, and for offering your wise compliments in your point of views!!
You are an awesome Online friend, Sarah dear.
God may bless your heart forever!!
The Lord lives in our hearts.
Poet Starry Dawn.

Beansieleigh said...

Wonderful post, and speaking as a person with a lesser income than many, I appreciated the reminder that money does not bring happiness. Speaking as the very busy person that I still am, I agree whole-heartedly that I appreciate my free time VERY MUCH!!! Rich, poor, busy, or idle, I just thank God for every day!.. Nice to meet you! Best wishes to you for a blessed and very Happy New Year! ~tina

Starry Dawn said...

(((Welcome Aboard, Tina!!)))
I am so happy to have you on board.
I am so grateful to have such great Online friends, gathering round my posts and sharing their poetic or spiritual love Online.
Thank you for joining my sites, Tina!! I joined your wonderful blog this morning.
The Lord be with you at all times. Have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year with all your beloved ones, Tina!!
My dear famiy lives in New York.
Your profile mentions that you live in the Northeast of the USA.
Do you live around New York State??
Have a blessed New Year and always!
In God's Garden,
Poet Starry Dawn.