Friday, November 9, 2007

An Idle Mind is the Devil's Workshop

Ever heard of this saying? I did. Lots of times. It is supposed to convey the idea that if you don't put yourself to use for some constructive purpose, you will soon be putting yourself to use for something non-constructive. I am sure this saying had its birth in some people's collective experience. I am also sure that they came up with this out of the goodness of their heart and with the intention of helping those who might not have had the same experience as they have had which ultimately lead them to come up with this saying in the first place! But the question is, "Are we to take their word for it and believe it, however good the intention might be?"

Over the last two days, I have taken the art of laziness to dizzying new heights. That has been possible because my mind had already taken an extended four day vacation starting yesterday. And so far I haven't seen the devil or his workshop. Even after it sat there, gathering dust for two days, if the devil has failed to set up shop in my mind, I am really not sure if he ever will. That's exactly why I am not convinced about the universal applicability of that saying.

On the other hand, may be the devil is still searching for my mind in my head!! If that is so, all I have to say to him is, "All the best and good luck to you. Let me also know when, and if, you find it."


Stinkypaw said...

I'd say you're safe! ;-)

Meghna said...

Hi vishnu,
A great post once again. I suppose your blog makes me laugh the most. You have an excellent sense of humour and a keen mind.
This was a nice post combined with your comedy! Keep writing and keep me laughing :)

Rumy said...

may be this devil is scared of someone who is much stronger than him :)

me said...

@ Stinky Paw: I think I am too. Good for me! :o)

@ Meghna: Glad you enjoy my posts. Thank you.

@ Rumy: Are you calling me the 'D' word?