Comfortably Numb

The band Pink Floyd has a song titled “Comfortably Numb.”

Reading the lyrics of the song made me suspicious that the song is about drugs, (“I hear you’re feeling down/I can ease your pain”) but the term comfortably numb really caught my eye.

We all want to be comfortable in life, but what happens if we become too comfortable? Is it possible that we will become numb?

I think this is a very serious possibility.

Comfortably numb is staying in a relationship, even though deep down you know it’s not going anywhere.

Comfortably numb is doing only what you’re told at work, instead of trying to create something remarkable.

Comfortably numb is going through the same workout everyday, despite not seeing any weight loss results.

Comfortably numb means that we are afraid to take chances because deep down we don’t want to mess up the status quo. We fear change, so we become deadened to what’s going on around us, just to avoid anything different.

The main argument for staying numb is that we may not even like the feeling, but at least we know how it feels.

Change is an unknown feeling and that unknown is what scares us away.

In what aspects of your life have you become comfortably numb?


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