Dare to Be Dull


I'm a boring person. I've never gone downhill skiing, I have absolutely no interest in exciting things like skydiving or bungee jumping, and I prefer staying home reading, writing, or blogging to going out with friends or catching a concert. I like to joke that my philosophy of life is "dare to be dull". Reading Human, All Too Human the other night, I found a great quote from Nietzsche on this very topic:

Courage to be boring. -- Whoever lacks the courage to allow himself and his work to be found boring is certainly not a spirit of the first rank, whether in the arts or the sciences. (Volume 2, Part 1, ยง25)

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