Author: Tony Fucile

Plot Summary: Frankie and Sal, who decide that they have "done it all," try to think of what's left to do. Then a brilliant idea emerges. Frankie exclaims, "Let's do nothing!" All throughout the day, Frankie and Sal try to do nothing, but actually, doing nothing appears to be a lot harder than they had imagined. Can they really ever do nothing?

Posted In: Metaphysics

Discussion Questions:

What do we mean when we say we are doing nothing?
Is there a difference between doing nothing and not doing something?
What would it mean to do nothing?
Is it impossible to do nothing if you’re alive?
What exactly is nothing?
Can “nothing” exist?

Contributed by Gobe Hirata