And then I read this:
Until I read this:
Graham Parker of Portchester, England, said he first bought his Rubik's Cube in 1983 and has since spent more than 27,400 hours struggling with the colored cube puzzle, The Daily Telegraph reported.
"I cannot tell you what a relief it was to finally solve it. It has driven me mad over the years -- it felt like it had taken over my life," Parker said. "I have missed important events to stay in and solve it and I would lay awake at night thinking about it.
and then I thought man, that's pathetic.
And I realized there's a fine line between the two.
So the point is this: If, after 26 years, I'm still trying to write as well as John Green and I haven't published anything, feel free to tell me, "Old man, maybe this just isn't your bag."
Dedication is one thing. Obsession is quite another.
Twilight Quote of the Day:
"I do a good job of blocking painful, unnecessary things from my memory."
--Bella Swan, Twilight, p. 6