Thursday, August 20, 2009

Quote of the Day

Outrage is like a lot of other things that feel good but over time devour
us from the inside out. And it’s even more insidious than most vices because we
don’t even consciously acknowledge that it’s a pleasure. We prefer think of it
as a disagreeable but fundamentally healthy involuntary reaction to negative
stimuli thrust upon us by the world we live in, like pain or nausea, rather than
admit that it’s a shameful kick we eagerly indulge again and again.

http://happydays.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/14/isnt-it-outrageous/

3 comments:

plainoldsarah said...

i needed this. maybe it's all the outrage i've felt as i'm getting ready for the new school year (beuracracy can be a real drainer) - but each day i tell myself i believe in miracles. this was a little reminder for me that i can be happy. thank you!

Sparklebot said...

I think that's right.

NoSurfGirl said...

Amen. I am guilty of this, and am starting to realize I need to mellow out. Things are important, but not important enough (most of the time) to loose sleep, or friends over.