Thursday, 4 December 2008

Being ostracized: its advantages and disadvantages

Advantages

- When one is 'ostracized' one has a ginourmous amount of time to read. I have almost read a total of 50 books in 2008 alone. Nothing surpasses reading excessive amounts.

- Savouring wonderful, wonderful solitude.

- One has all the time in the world to do whatever one wants.

- Because you spend so much time alone, you have all the time in the world to think so you therefore become far more astute and sharper than everyone else.

- One loses contact with reality and political/current events, which is a good thing.

- The possibility of starting artistic projects without interruption: novels, short stories, musical compositions, etc.

- Since you have been rejected by society, you subconsciously enjoy anything that 'goes against the grain' and you discover a lot of wonderful, strange music and literature as a consequence of that.

Disadvantages

- Compulsive masturbation

- The lack of human contact is 'mentally unhealthy' and results in mental illnesses such as depression and psychosis (the latter happened to me).

- Because everyone has rejected you, you gradually become misanthropic and hate all humans and the human condition.

- You loathe certain individuals even though you know nothing about them.

- You talk to no-one except your father.

- The niggling feeling and knowledge that there are like-minded individuals who are on the same wavelength as you, but they're nowhere near around your proximity.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

is there a conclusion?

- said...

This is very dramatic.

Simon King said...

I think that I prefer being ostracized, Sofia.

Anonymous said...

But you're not sure? You might want to give it some thought.

Anonymous said...

Oh, the wonders of teenage angst.

Simon King said...

Yes. In many ways I STILL behave and act like a teenager, but I do miss this.