Last night I had the pleasure of being invited onto a panel discussion at the Dancehouse in Carlton North. It was more of an open discussion than a panel, but still a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
We touched on many topics, and I was a little uncomfortable at the beginning, but I soon come out of my shell, and kind of hog the limelight at around the 10 minute mark. Although a little on the long side, I hope you listen through to the end. It was a very enlightening conversation.
Thanks to the Dancehouse team for inviting me.
Here is the description as advertised.
How Uncomfortable is Comfort?
Routines, habits, indulgent pleasures…in a word, reassuring comfort zones. But to what extent are they liberating or imprisoning? And how keen are we to needle our habits and challenge ourselves?
This month, Simone’s Boudoir delves deep into the world of comfort and its effect on our daily lives and how it shapes them, for better or worse. Housemate Performance Resident Victoria Chiu is joined by journalist Paul Ransom and sustainable living activist Gavin Webber – The Greening of Gavin, to discuss the pros and cons of a comfortable existence, our frustrations with our habits and our dependence on comfort.
Is there a right balance? And what lengths do people go to expel comfort or invite more into their lives?