Thursday, 24 January 2008

Random thoughts and odd insights

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970) in Conquest of Happiness (1930)

I guess my breakdown is right around the corner! Anybody have the keys to the padded room?

There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
- Douglas Adams
English humorist & science fiction novelist (1952 - 2001)

Kind of explains my work....and maybe my belief that it IS important!

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
- Jane Austen (1775 - 1817), Mansfield Park

Ah, now THERE is a reason my work is important! Maybe the breakdown isn't coming quite so soon!

(All written after dragging myself out of a very comfortable, warm bed in the pre-dawn darkness to get ready to go to work!)

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