RED QUEEN’S RACE — JUST LIKE REAL LIFE

“Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else — if you run very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.”

Alice-Red-Queen

“A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”

Lewis CarrollThrough the Looking-Glass


That’s the way life used to be. Lucky me, I’m not trying to go somewhere else any more. Being here is fine.

Phew. I guess I can finally stop running!



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6 replies

  1. Now that I’ve got a steady long-term job and my house, I’m certainly happy not to be running around after something else any more.

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  2. A funny thing happened to me upon retirement, my give-a-shit factor dropped dramatically. I wanted to let go of all the stressful things in my life and I think I’ve accomplished my goal. It’s been 4 years now since I stopped working. I don’t regret my decision to hang it up at 61 or be forced to live a very simple life unfettered with “stuff”. I do what I like to do, with people I enjoy being around and when I want to do it. Political stuff bores the hell out of me. I have no loyalty to a party because these days I generally vote against a candidate instead of for one I admire. It’s a choice of who I think will screw us all the least during their term in office.

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  3. I seem to be running around with one foot nailed to the floor. Like Alice & the Red Queen, I’m getting nowhere fast. ^_^ hahaha! I love that book by the way.

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