Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Now this is something to think about

I found this in Coming to our Senses by Jon Kabat-Zinn:

"People say life is too short when it's actually too long. These places [coffeeshops, stores] prove it. They exist solely to drain off excess time."

So why is Mr. Seinfeld doing this [struggling to develop a stand-up comedy routine] to himself? Why doesn't he just take his mega-millions and go to St. Bart's for a few years?

"I do think about that a lot. The reason is, I guess, is that I really do love it. I love doing stand-up. It's fun and it uses everything you have as a human being. And it all happens right here and now. The degree to which you achieve anything is immediately reflected right back to you in that moment."

-- Jerry Seinfeld in the New York Times Sunday Magazine

When you think of it, everything happens right here and now. We don't need to be stand-up comics to experience that.

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