I travelled on the Mumbai local on Sunday after almost a year. The feeling was exhilarating and I felt right at home. It was quite late, hence it wasn’t as crowded as they are known to be.
When I looked around the compartment I saw the faces of the people sitting around me. Most of them were daily-wage labourers hence taking the Sunday off wasn’t a luxury they could afford. I could see that they were exhausted from the day’s activities. They would go home, have dinner and most probably immediately fall asleep, only to wake up the next day and repeat the same actions over and over.
Monotony can creep in, in everything we do. From daily chores, work to even our hobbies at times. It is dangerous because once you realize the monotony, you will be unable to work. You will drop anything you were doing at that moment and probably not do anything for the rest of the day, week or month; until something happens to break it (monotony).
Personally, I have very little experience with monotony. But it is enough to know what it does to a person. My way of avoiding it is to take a 24 hour break every now and then to allow my mind to reset and refresh.
What have your experiences been with Monotony? Let me know in the comments section below!
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