I don't live a balanced life. The prevailing public discourse tells me this is a bad thing.
Find a balance, I am told.
But what is "balance"? Is it even possible? Who sets the calibration numbers for balance?
Like a lot of things, balance has become a product sold in the marketplace. If I don't have a particular product, then I should be anxious, so the marketplace tells me. I don't need another missing product in my life to stir anxiety in me. I am adept at reacting to artificial needs without someone telling me I need balance.
Maybe the best way to achieve this nebulous "balance," is not attempt to achieve balance at all.
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