I was thinking the other day of all the time I've probably wasted in my lifetime doing or watching silly or trivial things. I mean, in the 1960's I actually went to a rock concert given by "The 1910 Fruit Gum Company". How trivial is that? For starters, you've probably never heard of them! They were the opening act for another, more popular "wanna-be" Beatles-like English group called "Herman's Hermits". In retrospect that was pretty much two hours wasted. But of course, I didn't think so at the time. Age alters our tastes and priorities, doesn't it?
Another trivial pursuit that has done nothing at all to advance my intellect or goals is watching cartoons. I have a weakness for the old Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry cartoons. (among others)Back in the day, the more violent the cartoon, the funnier and better. That's not the way cartoons are generally evaluated or measured today but in my defense, I am the most passive person I know. So cartoons haven't had a negative effect on my life except to waste time I could have spent in more lofty pursuits like trying to cure a pesky disease or looking for lost socks in my dryer. Oh well.
I think we all need moments or even days when we give our trivial pursuits priority. I think it helps us even out the stress and craziness in life...like taxes, elections and teens wearing pants that shows their underwear. A little diversion isn't so bad now and then. I'd elaborate, but I have to go watch "Family Guy".