Friday, October 08, 2010

i rant purposelessly

this quote, that someone made to somehow motivate a lot of someone elses is ridiculous and obsolete and it could make me angry if i wanted it to. but i don't:

"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein."

first of all, they were all so free to focus on their little (ok, big) obsessions. NOTHING else was going on. or even if there was, it would have taken weeks and probably lots of homing pigeons to get news and updates. 

second of all, Mother Teresa didn't have to reply to her followers on twitter or update her website, Leonardo da Vinci didn't have to read 1000 manifestos and theories from all the other scientists or artists, Pasteur was all into his microbiology thing that no one else really cared about at the time (ok, there were a few others, but in some other country), Helen Keller didn't have a choice but to focus, Einstein didn't have to waste time looking at his friends' photo albums, Jefferson had his thing with the british and, besides all of them being (somewhat) brilliant, they were not bombarded with the mind-numbing huge amount of information we have access to today, that not only scares the hell out of me but makes me feel puny and insignificant and unable to KNOW EVERYTHING like i'd like to.
So Jackson Brown Jr., i don't care if your little instruction book was a best-seller, i hate you.


Sofie said...

Keep breathing...