If I only teach my kids one thing, it’s this:
“As an opposite to what many believe, the best times in life are not passive, receiving and relaxed moments. The best moments occur in general when a human is stretching her body to the maximum in a conscious exertion in order to achieve something difficult and effort worthy”(20).
This tidbit from
Paeonia, who gets it from Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi.
I should have known to check this author out a few years ago when a beloved fellow PhD here at SU brought some of his work to class. He will be one of the first on my list to read during the week after I finish my exams–also known as “the week during which I will not be sober for even one minute.”