"I am proud to be a disappointment to almost everybody. Lend me money, and I will never pay you back. Fall in love with me, and I will fail to acknowledge you. Save your compassion for someone who really needs it, I am well engaged, trying to be my own worst enemy."
"Like the onetime logician from Hippo I have stolen pears and wasted them, sat under fig trees and heard things spoken in the air, and still I am uncertain about God's existence. Belief, after all, is impossible for an underachiever."
"Rather than saying 'Yes, yes' to life, the underachiever will say 'No, thank you.' If pressed, he will turn belligerent."
"Name all the people I have ever known and not one soul is finished, we are a litany of criminals-against-perfection that will last forever, or at least until our time on this spinning puddle comes to an end. Are you still listening, or have I lost you to private thoughts of joy and misery?"
An Underachiever's Diary by Benjamin AnastasPosted by naomi at Diciembre 1, 2003 11:49 AM