the ultimate state of tædivm





Visualise the clock, the hours of the day ticking away:


Daily, you start work at 9 a.m. (maybe earlier, maybe later). You greet your colleagues with a nod of the head; maybe you have a chat about the weather, the daily traffic jams, redecorating, the game last night, international politics. You get your cup of coffee (one sugar or two? or do you drink tea?), check your mailbox (chances are you turn on the computer) and start your daily routine. Possibly you work with people, responding to their needs, a teacher, guide, salesman; maybe you work with artefacts, consumer goods; you might be a scholar, a thinker, a writer, using words or numbers as the tools of your trade. It's all the same.


Daily, at 5 p.m. (or maybe a while later) you’ll pack your bag, wish the colleagues a fine evening and join the other commuters, those taking the train or those ploughing their way through clogged traffic routes, following the well-known paths leading homewards. At home, you’ll greet your spouse, your children (if you have them), eat your supper, read the evening paper or watch the latest news (or soap, or comedy) on TV. Possibly you’ll follow up on your sport or your hobby or go online to order the latest gadget or bauble that has been designed to convince you into thinking your life will be improved by owning it. Filling the hole in your time or in your collection (or is it the hole in your life) you’ll feel good for a fleeting moment. But, the salesman’s promise to fulfil your dreams never occurs.


Imagine the days of the week, the weeks in every year:


Daily, weekly, monthly, yearly following the same pattern, same routine. Stagnation. 


Imagine a lifetime, your life.


Do you find the life you’re leading really fulfilling, does it arouse your natural intellectual curiosity?


Or is it the comfort and safety of the known that keeps you following the ticking of the clock?


Do you make a difference? Are you sure?


Or do you recognise an internal feeling of existential boredom?


Take this feeling, this boredom, this emptiness. This tedium.


Hold it tight; embrace it for all it’s worth!



Think about it as a State of Mind


Welcome to the Ultimate State of Tædivm.



We’ll welcome you with half a yawn and lull you back to sleep.

No promises made, none kept.




Happy landing!






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