Anyone remember the This I Believe series that was regularly featured on NPR? I used to listen and wonder what I’d say if it were me. Today I’ll just point you to someone else’s words, though I would note he’s humbly saying he took mine. They’re his. (I would argue that this isn’t recursion but instead intellectual collaboration of the most fun kind.)
Go. Read it.
When I talk about these issues off the cuff, I tend to say things like “Be a librarian. Do it well. Care. Fuck the rest. And stop whining.” So David’s probably going to make more friends than I would if I wrote it. Which, given some of the stances David’s taken in the past, and the reactions he’s gotten, amuses the bejeezus out of me.
(But still. Stop whining.)