“All the unhappiness of men,” the seventeenth-century French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal famously noted, “arises from one simple fact: that they cannot sit quietly in their chamber.”
Do you know that old joke about how you don’t have to run faster than a charging grizzly—you just have to run faster than your hiking companions?
“tutti gli amici di wang sono anziani e hanno problemi di salute. alvuni sono morti. Ma la sua passione lo mantiene giovane.” (Internazionale 1294)