Tuesday, January 26, 2010

reformulating tuesday's existential question.

maybe this dissertation thing is no longer about the topic.  maybe this finishing the dissertation thing is about me caring enough about myself to follow through.  just like i care enough about myself to work out. i take that time because i know it's important.  maybe i need to reformulate the question.

maybe i really don't have to care anymore about the topic.  maybe i don't even really have to care about how good it is ultimately.

maybe the larger question is whether or not i care about myself. 

[the original question was going to be whether or not the little engine that could is a baldfaced liar.]

1 comment:

  1. YES. You have rephrased the question in a way that I need to keep in my head, too. To be honest, my thinking has been tending toward, "Do I care enough about myself and my family to quit?"

    But I have to keep trying. I know that.