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Daemon
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Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
RoadRunner
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Yes, ma'am. I hear you. I am just a common folk.
Bully_rus
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Though fun without end is also sucks... Then who is the father of all those bastard sins?
sandeep patra
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It could be termed as the slow poison the starts inculcating within us and slows us down to death
Mehrdad77
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The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
Albert Einstein
JMV
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I agree with the first part - variety is indeed the spice of life (or at least one of them).
As for the second part . . . pride is the mother of most (if not all) deadly sins.
ChristopherJohnson
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Good jest.
ernest lubuva 1
Posted: Monday, June 8, 2015 3:37:29 AM
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Daemon wrote:
Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)

Yeah to some extent but not always, in other occasion monotony is good to make things perfect at the same time it prevents creativity.

Lubuva Ernest
Nisar Akhtar
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monotony is the thief of your spiritual treasure.
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try to changes your routines
Mayra isabel
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It makes me think, at first sight, of long term marriage. Is it lack of partners' intelligence that makes quite a few couples fall into monotony ... and then ... ?
KenO
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...and the father(s)?
mudbudda669
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winning Applause
NeuroticHellFem
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Daemon wrote:
Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins.
Edith Wharton (1862-1937)


Mehrdad77 wrote:
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
Albert Einstein


These comparisons are telling. I see my sister's reckless ways echoed in the Wharton quote & my own nerdy bookishness in the second. What do you do when you're bored? Wreak havoc or do something constructive.
Chrisjam
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Los seres humanos nos quejamos de la monotonía y culpamos a este estado de nuestra infelicidad y desdicha. Sin embargo, como seres humanos en la actualidad, nuestra condición psíquica nos lleva a generar rutinas, salirnos de ellas para luego volver a la rutina o generar una nueva. La monotonía no es culpable de los arrebatos e impulsos de las personas.
Gary98
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Monotony, another word for it is regularity. Can't be all bad.
Gary98
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The Walkers out there will give you thrill, and then you are dead.
Victor Alexandre Berto Pereira
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Jesus! I've been living all of them! Sick
Pieter_Hove
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Routine can kill.
johnfl
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no one knows when they are monotones. least they don`t have mirrors or recorders.
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Posted: Monday, June 8, 2015 3:30:15 PM
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Daemon wrote:
Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)


And the Deadly Sins Are...all seven of them...?

Is habit that brings about monotony, or the other way around?
monamagda
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Here the context from: "The Age of Innocence". 1920.Book II Chapter XXI


“No, I am not staying here, but with the Blenkers, in their delicious solitude at Portsmouth. Beaufort was kind enough to send his famous trotters for me this morning, so that I might have at least a glimpse of one of Regina’s garden-parties; but this evening I go back to rural life. The Blenkers, dear original beings, have hired a primitive old farm-house at Portsmouth where they gather about them representative people.…” She drooped slightly beneath her protecting brim, and added with a faint blush: “This week Dr. Agathon Carver is holding a series of Inner Thought meetings there. A contrast indeed to this gay scene of worldly pleasure—but then I have always lived on contrasts! To me the only death is monotony. I always say to Ellen: Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.But my poor child is going through a phase of exaltation, of abhorrence of the world. You know, I suppose, that she has declined all invitations to stay at Newport, even with her grandmother Mingott? I could hardly persuade her to come with me to the Blenkers’, if you will believe it! The life she leads is morbid, unnatural. Ah, if she had only listened to me when it was still possible … When the door was still open.… But shall we go down and watch this absorbing match? I hear your May is one of the competitors.”

http://genius.com/Edith-wharton-the-age-of-innocence-chap-21-annotated
DarkMoon
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Daemon wrote:
Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)


Albert Einstein would argue with that: "The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind." Whistle
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Posted: Monday, June 8, 2015 7:34:01 PM
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Later, in her autobiography "A Backward Glance" (1934) she started her introduction with a brief discussion of "habit".

Quote: "Years ago I said to myself: "There's no such thing as old age; there is
only sorrow."

I have learned with the passing of time that this, though true, is not
the whole truth. The other producer of old age is habit: the deathly
process of doing the same thing in the same way at the same hour day
after day, first from carelessness, then from inclination, at last from
cowardice or inertia. Luckily the inconsequent life is not the only
alternative; for caprice is as ruinous as routine. Habit is necessary;
it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that
must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive." End quote. Thanks to Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200271.txt
Fredric-frank Myers
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Oh yes, it will eventually kill you.
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