Haila we have somehow reached 50 blogposts. Are we proud and/or happy? Not one bit. Why? Because we are writing 7 blogposts a day almost once a week. Too much thinking and too much typing for one day. Hand cramps happen off.
There’s this amazing value to repetition that is intangible. I can’t explain it, but if you notice, this blog has a recurring pattern: I will crib about not writing, I will write, then I will crib about curd rice or rasam, eventually I will make some funny musings, and then I will stop writing.
That cycle repeats itself. It’s programmed in my brain. I actually want to do a statistical breakdown of how many of my posts mention rasam (and, in what contexts.) I will develop the code to do this for me. I’m too lazy to read my own posts and search for these words.
Similarly, I enjoy electronic music because of how repetitive it can get. I was explaining this to someone the other day – and that repetition, it’s what gets my brain going. It’s why I really love listening to things on loop while working. Not the same song, maybe, but definitely the same playlist.
That way your brain subconsciously enjoys what it’s listening to, while not impacting the way you’re working.
At this juncture, it’s crucial to explain how useful wireless technology is. I did not understand how much I would love it till I received a pair, but wireless headphones are the greatest thing mankind has invented. I’m calling that today. I can listen to stuff playing on my laptop while going for a walk to fill water and I think that is beautiful.
I can listen to stuff on my laptop while lying on my bed! Without wires.
I love it.
Okay also here is scientific explanation for why our brains love repetition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzzmqUoQobc