February 4, 2016 Doing Nothing Doing nothing repetitively is doing nothing, repetitively. Raam Dev Welcome, time traveler, to the slipstream. Published February 4, 2016
So simple yet so truthful.
Thank you, Tom. I need to remind myself of this point over and over. It’s so easy to do nothing over and over and fall into a false sense of security that nothing is wrong because you’re just not doing anything. But the reality is that doing nothing is doing nothing, over and over. Even failing, or making mistakes, or looking stupid—which is at least something—is better than doing nothing over and over and over…
Haha, love it. Simple and beautiful. I feel I’ve heard of a term for the prosaic effect you’ve used to illustrate the meaning in the sentence itself.. but I can not find the word for it. Or perhaps it does not exist, and I am imagining things?
Hmm, good question. I’ve seen the effect used elsewhere (which is what gave me the idea to use it here) but I have no idea what it’s called. I’d love to know.
I posted a question about the effect on the English Language & Usage StackExchange.