After inadvertently stopping up the kitchen sink, and then going to a lot of effort, ultimately successful, to unstop it, I feel satisfaction and accomplishment as though I had done a good day’s work. I will sleep well. But it’s all an illusion since I have merely undone an annoying situation that I created myself by my own boneheadedness. Nothing was really accomplished. However, if I did something boneheaded out in the desert or wherever and almost got killed but escaped by the skin of my teeth it might be called a great adventure. Does this mean that context is everything, that adventure is overrated or that I am overthinking this?
5 thoughts on “Deep Thought”
The pessimist would say that it is a metaphor for life
It means you’re qualified for an upper-level position on Obama’s economic team (“The Fighting Anti-Bastiats”).
You can get the same thrill playing free cell, or playing middle linebacker, or catching shoplifters, or smuggling, filling in crossword puzzles in ink, leading a combat unit, or taking tourists shopping.
Context is a lot. I also get a huge feeling of accomplishment when I get farm work done, but others do things like that every single day and never even think about it. Same with cycling when I do something that is a big deal for me, but then pros or someone who is much more advanced do the same thing in half the time.
Leeks. Never try to run leeks through the disposer.
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