Untangling a Tuesday

13 Aug

I stumbled upon a bit of profundity at mentalfloss.com. A quote from Stephen Hawking on advice to his children:

“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.”

I certainly agree with him on points one and three. Point two leaves me a little, well, uh…it just leaves me. I assume he was referring to a passion. Pursuing a passion would be so much more than work! But few of us do that.

We settle.
I wonder if that is a bad thing.
I must admit that two out of three isn’t a bad thing. Looking at the stars and finding love could go a long way toward making work palatable in just about any form.
So, tonight go star-gazing with the one you love.
And tomorrow get your ass outta bed and go to work.

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