Average, Ordinary & Boring

In my very first post ‘Hello world, this is my blog‘, I wrote the following –

This is my very first post. What should I write that may be of interest to others?  Not much and then again maybe I do have many things I can write about.  I am an ordinary person, just like many others who live ordinary lives and do ordinary things.  I have many opinions about the everyday stuff, some important and some not so important.

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On my ‘About Me’ page, I wrote the following –

Most of us have average lives, filled with disappointments and failures and through life we have issues to deal with due to events and other people and with ourselves. So, what makes my life more special than others? Well nothing really. The difference is this is my life that I am writing about.

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In today’s post, I write the following –

I received a comment about 9 months ago on my ‘About Me’ page, that included the following –

I am 59, a stage 4 Cancer survivor who is blogging because it’s something I have always wanted to do, I enjoy writing and like yourself maybe my words about my life can help others. I have not led a boring life ( Cancer is my exciting life trophy) and don’t know many people who have and your short “bio” does not insinuate you have had a boring life either. What made you say that?

Here was my response to that comment –

Hi, thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. First of all, congratulations for being a cancer survivor. In my ‘About’, when I refer to boring, I really am referring to ‘tedious’, ‘tiresome’, ‘well-worn’, etc. In my many years of therapy, which included years of group therapy, I realized there are many of us that are the same; experiencing issues and sufferings in our lives that can be tedious and tiresome at times. I read your blog as I read many other blogs from WordPress ‘The Daily Post’ and other sources. I enjoy reading other blogger’s posts, because I can learn something from other people – as I hope they can learn something from me.

In my post ‘How will my story be written?‘, I wrote the following –

I continue to believe I am no different from you and others in this world.  Sure we have different lives, different locations and different people in our lives, but we truly are not different.  Our lives are filled with disappointments and failures as well as successes and wins.  I still believe we have average lives; average is not a bad word, it is a midway between good and evil, high and low, happy and sad.

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In today’s post, I conclude with the following –

Remember this blog is about me and my life.  I have experienced many ups & downs, bad things & good things, let-downs & achievements.  I still consider my life boring, why?  I will never will be president of the United States and I will never be an astronaut and I will never find the cure to cancer.  That makes me average, ordinary and my life boring – and that is okay with me.

23 thoughts on “Average, Ordinary & Boring

  1. Like you i feel very average but each of us have people in our lives to whom we are celebrities in a sense. My Dad is a celebrity to me, he has always been a wonderful example of a father, not average at all. I hope I am not average to my son, daughter and above average husband to my wife.

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    • I think we see ourselves as average, but as you indicate, we have those people in our lives that are not and most likely there are people who see us as not average, but better than average. Thanks David, hope all is well in your part of the world today. 🙂

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  2. You may be or consider yourself to be (which is different 😉 ) average and you may even lead a life that you may consider to be boring (although it might be considered rather bold to others) but I don’t think of you or your writings as average and/or boring 🙂
    Just saying 🙂
    Turtle Hugs

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  3. Well, what can I say, average, ordinary and a boring life , it really does not matter, so long as you make the most of life as best you can, and be the best person you can possibly be (which you are), For me, that is all that counts. I too, am average, ordinary and lead a boring life, and I am quite fine with that, in fact I am pretty content with my life. 🙂 It’s Wednesday here now, have a good one. 🙂

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    • Thank you Lynne for understanding this post, I was concerned it would be taken the wrong way. I am also content with being average and ordinary. It is Wednesday here now also – hope yours was a good one as well. 🙂

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  4. You are definitely not average, even if you might feel that way! You shine so bright, write so passionately about your life – I think that´s very special! You´ve got something to say and you say it, and that´s no small achievement in this world! Not everybody can be president – imagine what would happen if that were possible! – and that´s a good thing. The most important things, in my mind, are being happy and together with people we love. Living like this can not be average, it´s the best! 🙂 Have a lovely day, Terry! xxx

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    • Thank you very much Sarah, you are a very kind person, indeed. I was concerned about writing this post, as I was not wanting to put myself down, but it may have come across that way. I do no necessarily consider myself special either, but I will take that compliment from you. Thanks dear, always appreciate you stopping by. Hope your day is full of joy! 🙂

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      • You are most welcome, Terry!!! 🙂 I guess many people don´t think of themself as special – me as well – but that seems to be something we all are wrong about. Kids usually don´t think that way and they also see the world through totally different eyes as they enjoy the now and here. As we grow older we sadly loose both those abilities 😦 We should be more like children in that respect, I think, ´cause we are special, every single one of us!!! 😀 Have wonderful and happy weekend! xxx

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  5. Whether you live a boring and ordinary life or an exciting, different life I don’t think it matters. What matters is that you are happy with your life. You may not ever be the President or a celeb but does that matter if that’s no something you wanted to achieve anyway? I must admit my life plans were very ambitious when I was younger, but health issues derailed some of them but also brought to light how lucky i am and what a great life I have and I more than happy with the life I have. My life is probably boring but I love it! I have great family, friends and hubby and lots of love and laughter in my life and that’s what matters. Your blog and your posts are far from boring and your words impact on others reading in a positive way, whether its someone that sees you Boogie videos and it brightens their day or whether your blog provides support to someone else who is going through a similar health journey that you are or who gets inspiration to follow your lead and go on their own adventure or travels, don’t underestimate yourself. Hope you are feeling good today xx

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    • Thank you very much for your compliments, I have yet to realize the importance of this blog to others – I appreciate you and your words. I especially like your words ‘lots of love and laughter in my life and that’s what matters.’ Very true and yes I agree. Happy day to you my friend! 🙂

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  6. It’s the way you are living your life, matters. If you are contented and so are people around you, that’s the greatest achievement. You may think of yourself as an average, boring person, but to your family members, friends and fellow bloggers, your existence matters as they love you. We all surpass ourselves in our daily life in this way…. 🙂 We are what we are and we are not bad even if we don’t end up being the President of USA 😀 😀

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