Breaking Out

Familiarity is comfortable. There is very little anxiety to contend with. It is almost like in a boat drifting in a sea of calm. Nothing moves except when I want it to. To an extent, I liked it. I liked living on my own terms. I liked the unhurried pace. I do not know if familiarity breeds contempt but I am certain that it has bred complacency in me.

Complacency stagnates. Life is getting less exciting. I do the same things everyday. There is no desire to get up, go out and seize the day. I am afraid that the inertia may become so laden that nothing can make me move again. I need to do something to stimulate my mind, apart from reading, photography and the things that I am currently doing now. I need get out from the cocoon that that I withdrew into. I need to get moving again.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

One thought on “Breaking Out”

  1. Coincidently, Peter, that is also what I intend to do more of this year. Now that I have graduated and no longer need to go to the university on a daily basis, I feel that my social circle is getting smaller, hence the resolution to go out more often and meet more people. I think it keeps me sane, hahha..

    Here is to a more interesting life for us in 2010! 🙂

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