Sunday, June 05, 2011

Quotable: Grown-Ups are Silly

"Apparently, now and again adults take the time to sit down and contemplate what a disaster their life is."

--From The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, translated by Alison Anderson.

I love this quote, because it reminds me that introspection, like anything, can be a bad thing if carried to extremes.

I'm continuing to play around with ideas for my Sunday posts. I'd like to post something short (both to post and to read) every week, but have clearly struggled to do this. My current thinking is to have a mix of Zenbits, surprisingly profound kids' art, and quotes.


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  2. Shandra5:22 PM

    I love it - and advice I need this week!

  3. Zenmoo10:01 PM

    That anthropocene article is interesting. I see their point - but am inclined to think we (humans) won't be around long enough to identify an 'anthropocene' on a geological time scale. Geological time scales are very very very long.

    I also think that the study of natural systems is HARD - give me a physics or chemistry problem any day! The feedback between environmental components makes experiments 'in the wild' so hard to draw any conclusions from.


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