Though our collective level of knowledge may always be defined by a certain set of answers, we are never limited by the questions we may pose.
Time travelers tend, as a group, to have a lot of hobbies.
The typical image of a depressed, lazy and tired person is someone hunched over and inert. Often, the assumption is that if one had more enthusiasm and inspiration, he would then stand up straight and move. In many cases, this equation is backward. But, as with everything related to one’s physicality, balance is the key. An overly erect and rigid posture may convey confidence and power to some, but it also causes a subtle accumulation of tension and rigidity on various levels, including psychological and emotional.
A task is only difficulty, when we not find the best strategy to get it done.
The subjective experience of intense pain (“That’s all I can take
The transitory and random quality of emotions (“Well, that’s just the way I feel about it
Jefferson was the rare student who came to college already knowing that there could be joy in studying.
In terms of achieving what I call “being in the right place at the right time,
Toughened or coarsened by their worldly lives, the other dissenters could shrug and move on, but Souter couldn’t. His whole life was being a judge.
In my experience, most people are actually seeking recovery from the monotony and anxiety of qualitative repetition. This applies to body, emotions and mind. And that monotony and anxiety involves inertia just as much as over-use, meaning inertia in some areas and over-use in others.