The Pursuit of Irrelevance

Once upon a time, October 4, 2013, to be specific, I decided my goal is irrelevance. Irrelevance can mean dire things to some, but, to me, it’s just the freedom to pursue my creative dreams without any need to stay on task, be productive, or be reliable. I want to feel so irrelevant that I can pursue my dreams with nary a consequence in sight (beyond the embarrassment if using the word ‘nary’)

Step 1/2/6/8.9987/whatever in my journey through irrelevance: write a damn novel in a damn month for no damn reason except a bunch of other people thought it sounded cool and thus proposed to do it themselves in the same damn month … [gasp] … and thus might prove to be a cool way for me to just be creative. So, how’s it going? See for yourself! After November 1, 2013, the little doodad should start growing in impressiveness. If it reaches 50,000, I win the grand prize: permission to boast to myself and a big bunch of words to edit and expand upon until they, too, reach irrelevance.

8 thoughts on “The Pursuit of Irrelevance

  1. Let me be the first to encourage you, as my blog is wholly irrelevant, and I I thoroughly enjoy its pointlessness. Irrelevance has a point, and that is to be irrelevant. Enjoy!

    • Thanks! I’m imagining a time where I don’t feel like I have to live for others and, thus, can create whatever, whenever. If I choose, I can use words such as “thus” as many times as required, thus satisfying my need to be thusly.

      Honestly, it’ll be a freeing time, but one where freedom is born out of sadness. Still, the sense of freedom can be real and the resulting creativity even more real.

      • If you can learn to clear some space in your head you can live for yourself in there for at least a short time every day and thusly create. It helps. There I thusly create my blog posts, using humour to channel my pain into something less … err … painful. It really does help.

  2. Hi David,
    I love this concept of pursuing irrelevance. Nicely put! I’d like to use it as inspiration for my next blog post…would you be okay with me borrowing it? I’ll credit you!

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