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Real Life Epiphanies: Ed crosses the fine line separating apathy from ennui, and realizes his life will never be the same again...
"Lately you've been less spooky-scary and more spooky-sad."
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'I dunno Jim...Accounting just doesn't thrill me like it used to.'
"It's not you, it's ennui."
"I'm upstairs right now. On weekends and holidays, I go downstairs."
Tags:lonely, loneliness, loner, alone, all alone, home alone, home-alone, homebody, shut in, shut-in, shutin, shut-ins, shut ins, minimal, minimalism, old age, elderly, retired, retirement, boredom, ennui, bored, lifeless, reduced life, trapped, isolate, isolated, isolating, introvert, introverted, introversion, hermit, hermits, hermitage, single, singles, individual, independence
Welcome to ARE YOU ALL RIGHT? Theatre
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"Next time you hire a futurist, don't hire a good one."
Tags:futurist, futurists, future, futures, negative, negativity, pessimist, pessimists, pessimistic, glass half empty, bad mood, bad moods, ennui, depressed, depression, predict, predicts, predicting, predictor, predictors, prediction, predictions, consultant, consultants, consulting, expert, experts, expertise
The Little Engine that Couldn't Care Less
The seven dwarfs of Syosset
"Our flavors of the day are Prodigal, Importune, and Mal de Siècle."
Tags:mal de siècle, mal de siecle, melancholy, disillusion, ennui, barista, baristas, coffee shop, coffee shops, coffee store, coffee stores, coffee, coffees, coffee flavour, coffee flavours, coffee flavor, coffee flavors, pretension, pretentious, pretensions, hipster, hipsters, political apathy, modern life, cafe, cafes
'I wouldn't say I was lost, it's more of a disaffected malaise.'
"It's not you. It's ennui."
"I'm tired of food."
"Oh, the usual. Lunch at Le Cirque and then the abyss."
Tags:rich, riches, the abyss, hell, therapy, therapist, therapists, therapy session, therapy sessions, counsellor, counsellors, counseling session, counseling sessions, class, upper class, upper classmen, ennui, feel out of place, feels out of place, felt out of place, feeling out of place, suicidal, suicidal thoughts, lunch, mental health, emotional stress
'Let me through, I'm a doctor of philosophy ...'
Whatever in the Sixties?
"It's so refreshing to see someone smile for a change."
Tags:city, cities, metropolitan, metropolis, big city, businessmen, briefcases, office drone, office drones, suits, suit, smile, smiles, innui, ennui, capitalism, capitalist, comment, commentary, employment, unemployment, unemployed, jobless, fired, laid off, lay off, lay offs, lay-off, lay-offs, homeless, hobo, hobos, bum, bums, pigeon, pigeons, bird, birds, park, parks, bench, benches, city life, city living, urban life, urban living, modern, modern world, modern life, desperate, desperate times, desperate measures, economy, economics, economic, crash, financial crash, american dream
"Edward J. Runt yearned for the day when he would say to his siblings, 'It is you, my gluttonous kin, who have taught me the cold comforts of solitude, philosophy, literature; you who bade me to suckle at the bittersweet teat of introspection -- and I pardon you! For although my stomach is empty, my soul is nourished.'"
Tags:writer, writers, author, authors, journalist, journalists, journalism, runt, runts, bitter, resent, resents, resentment, resentful, jealous, jealousy, motivation, motivate, motivates, spite, litter, litters, runt of the litter, ennui, anger, angry, outcast, outcasts, loner, loners, solitude, pig, pigs, bitterness, rage, prove yourself, proving yourself, artist, artists, sensitive artist
"And this little poet cried ennui, ennui, ennui all the way home."
'Whoa, where are you going?'
Jacques et Jille
"There were balloons and games and cake, yet somehow I was infected by a sad sense of time passing."
Tags:age, ages, aging, ageing, growing old, growing older, birthday, birthdays, birthday party, birthday parties, party, parties, mortality, sense of mortality, death, deaths, distraction, distractions, child, children, cake, birthday cake, birthday cakes, over the hill, depression, depressed, melancholy, melancholic, listless, listlessness, ennui
"There's no hot line for ennui, Harold."
A therapist joins his patient on the couch.
'I've always felt that if Harold could just find a way to harness and focus all of that tremendous ennui, he'd do great things!'