28 Jun '11, 11am

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@drgrist

I'd disagree that you actually pursue the lifestyle you describe, David - you just bust your ass to aspire to a different suite of things that the purely monetary. (I have too many emails from you with a 2 AM time stamp to believe otherwise!) To the extent that the world is full of people who place monetary gain above all else and they need to step back and strive for a more balanced, healthy life that's terrific - but it's still striving, still aspirational and still only achievable to the extent that we are busting our ass to achieve something a little beyond our reach. Do you wish you had more time to spend with your kids? Do you wish you were better able to articulate the case for environmental protection to move the body politic? Are you currently thinking about how you could optimize your activities, work more efficiently to achieve those goals? I'm guessing yes, and...

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