Robert Coyote writes
> I have doggedly pursued a few aspirations and invested much
> energy into them only to find that the reality of the goal
> is far different than the imagined...
> My creative imagination continually aspires to great heights,
> but in understanding that much of what I could imagine will
> never be attainable, or only as such a cost that it is brutally
Never? Never is a long time. You shouldn't give up any time
soon, or at least not during the next few million years. It
seems to me that legitimate strivings (that is, those you
intrinsically desire, not, for example mere fame or fortune),
become a glad end in themselves.
Things have just started; stick around if you can, and don't
give up. Even your aspirations and desires will themselves
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