Andrew Mobbs (mobbsy) wrote,
Andrew Mobbs
mobbsy

It is best for man to be middle-wise,
Not over cunning and clever:
The fairest life is led by those
Who are deft at all they do.

It is best for man to be middle-wise,
Not over cunning and clever:
No man is able to know his future,
So let him sleep in peace.

It is best for man to be middle-wise,
Not over cunning and clever:
The learned man whose lore is deep
Is seldom happy at heart.
W.H.Auden & P.B.Taylor translation of the Hávamál

So many people I know seem deeply unhappy at the moment with the way they are, or the way their life is going. I do wonder if it's normal, or if there's something about the people or the social environment here that makes discontent so prevalent.

I wish I could help more. At the moment I'm in a fairly good way, life isn't perfect but I'm mostly enjoying it. I feel I should be doing more to help my friends who aren't so lucky. I'm not very good at finding comforting words, but I can at least listen, and I should make more of an effort to make myself available to listen.
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