Deep Thought

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”

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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