The art of idleness, an empty, nihilistic state of being in which any events or actions fail to have impact or meaning. This phrase was used repeatedly by Samuel Beckett to describe the limbo his characters often found themselves in his plays and was often exclaimed in frustration or malaise “Nothing Doing!”

If you find yourself saying “Nothing Doing.” too often it’s best to seek some active form of work such as helping the poor that will distract you from the utter pointlessness of living. Or just go on and waste away. “Nothing Doing.” can be a dead end or a doorway, it depends on how you look at it.

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