The Why

In Stoner, a beautiful novel by one John Williams, a character explains to a friend why academia is the perfect place for him:

You’re capable of work, but you’re just lazy enough so that you can’t work as hard as the world would want you to.

It’s really true. That’s how I am and that’s why I’m in academia.

3 thoughts on “The Why

  1. My version would be: You’re capable of work, but you’re just lazy and selfish enough so that you don’t want to work as hard on other people’s projects as they would want you to…

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