13 12 2019

Your Blogmeister’s German Desk

I know it’s not technically until tomorrow.  But if I’ve made it one day short of six months, then I’ll make it one more day.

So I’ll call it now:  My recovery is now complete, and I have made it back to the top of the admittedly shorter mountain that is my new normal, rather worse for wear in a few concrete ways, but better off in the general sense of being.

One thing I have come to learn in the last 878 days is that patience really is a virtue.  (Unless you’re a doctor, in which case, patients are a virtue.)  Patience was never my natural habit before, rather an acquired taste.  And I had to acquire a lot more of it, just out of pure necessity.  I don’t want to imagine what I would have done to myself, and/or perhaps other people, if I would have been as impatient and anxious here in these last 878 days as I was before then.

Patience, perseverance and persistence will generally make you better off than you would be otherwise, all other things being equal.

And the only kind of people that make a living sprinting are sprinters;  For everyone else, life is a marathon that requires those three P-lettered virtues, and also another P-lettered virtue, pacing (yourself).

Tomorrow, my life will change in a big way, even bigger than you might think.



5 responses

13 12 2019
Alright Dan

I knew you’d do it.

13 12 2019

I couldn’t help but feel I was part of this long process. But then I remember I actually was. Getting forgetful in my middle age. Just don’t forget to order the dog food.

13 12 2019
Life Takes a Bite Out of Your Blogmeister | Countenance Blog

[…] Freiheitstag.  Freedom Day.  The day my recovery is for all intents and purposes complete. […]

14 12 2019
Nicholas Stix

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

Calvin Coolidge


And while the pharmaceutical industry may have its share of crooks, it has also worked wonders, unlike other industries, which are merely full of unproductive crooks.

15 12 2019

The pharmaceutical industry’s blue pills, especially.

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