Thursday, August 03, 2006


It's said (who is "it's" anyway?) that you should take it easy, and take a rest and a vacation now and then. Fine. But if you are interested in your work, and enjoy it --- as I do --- that is a blessing. There are many others. Columnist Bob Novak is 75 and has had a number of medical problems. But recently he flew off to Columbia for a a 3-day round trip to do a story. His wife though he was was crazy. Not me. Arbito ergo ergo sum.


Anonymous SR said...

the difference is teleological: what is the purpose of the work? to what end are you doing things? if you have an end that is illusory and unsatisfactory--i.e., selfish--then the work, ironically, is not as fun. but if you end is to help others and to fulfill your own humanity, then the work becomes a thrill, even when painful.

i don't really know, i haven't really worked much in my life yet. but so they tell me.

August 03, 2006  
Blogger Ben Wattenberg said...

That sounds right. Get back to me when you've worked more.


August 03, 2006  
Anonymous L-House said...

I dunno, Ben. What was Reagan's line? "They say hard work never killed a man, but I'd sure hate to find out myself." Sage counsel.

August 04, 2006  

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