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  • Deep Thought

    Posted by Jonathan on February 12th, 2012 (All posts by )

    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 Responses to “Deep Thought”

    1. Bill Brandt Says:

      The pessimist would say that it is a metaphor for life

    2. Kirk Parker Says:

      It means you’re qualified for an upper-level position on Obama’s economic team (“The Fighting Anti-Bastiats”).

    3. sol Says:

      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.

    4. Dan from Madison Says:

      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.

    5. Robert Schwartz Says:

      Leeks. Never try to run leeks through the disposer.