TITLE: Sentences to Ponder AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: June 07, 2013 1:53 PM DESC: ----- BODY: Henry Rollins:
When one beast dumps you, summon the guts to find another. If it tries to kill you, the party has definitely started. Otherwise, life is a slow retirement.
Rollins is talking about why he's not making music anymore, but his observation applies to other professions. We all know programmers who are riding out the long tail of an intellectual challenge that died long ago. College professors, too. I have to imagine that this is a sad life. It certainly leaves a lot of promise unfulfilled. If you think you have a handle on the beast, then the beast has probably moved on. Find a new beast with which to do battle. -----