Arabic and Me

Millennium Images/Gallery Stock. [New York Times]

Pursuit of a resistant task, if persevered in stubbornly and passionately at any age, even if only for a short time, generates a kind of cognitive opiate that has no equivalent… The beautiful paradox is that pursuing things we may do poorly can produce the sense of absorption, which is all that happiness is, while persisting in those we already do well does not.

(Adam Gopnik)

(Adam Gopnik, “What We Lose When We Push Our Kids to ‘Achieve,’” New York Times, 5-15-23)

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About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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2 Responses to Arabic and Me

  1. An excellent comment. I totally agree.

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