Most of us struggle throughout our lives by giving too many damns in situations where damns do not deserve to be given. We give a damn about the rude shop assistant. We give a damn when a TV show we liked was pulled. We give a damn when our colleagues don’t bother asking us about our weekend when it was so damn brilliant we want to talk about it. We give a damn when it’s raining and we were supposed to be having a barbecue.
Damns given everywhere. Strewn about all over the damn place. For what? Convenience? Easy comforts? A pat on the damn back maybe?
This is the problem.
In life, our damns must be spent on something. There really is no such thing as not giving a damn. The question is simply how we each choose to allocate our damns. You only get a limited number of damns to give over your lifetime, so you must spend them with care.
The ability to reserve our damns for only the most damnworthy of situations would surely make life a lot, lot easier. Failure would be less terrifying, rejection less painful, unpleasant necessities more pleasant and the unsavoury stuff we have to deal with a little bit more savoury. I mean, if we could only give a few less damns, or a few more consciously directed damns, then life would feel pretty damn easy.