Monday, October 10, 2011

Super People

From publishing exec James Atlas:

"In the end, the whole idea of Super Person is kind of exhausting to contemplate. All that striving, working, doing. A line of Whitman’s ... has stayed with me: 'I loaf and invite my soul.'      

Isn’t that where the real work gets done?"   

I think I am one of these "super people" by nature, and I hate it. I sure as hell don't want my child to be one of these, though she just might have it in her genes, too.

To be honest, I'm just about ready to jump off the overachieving treadmill madness, salary and accomplishments and honors and intellectual fun be damned. I want to "loaf and invite my soul." It's been a long, long time since I've done that. I hardly know myself anymore.

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