Thought for the Day
The greater part of what my neighbors call good I believe in my soul to be bad, and if I repent of any thing, it is very likely to be my good behavior. What demon possessed me that I behaved so well? You may say the wisest thing you can old man,––you who have lived seventy years, not without honor of a kind,––I hear an irresistible voice which invites me away from all that. One generation abandons the enterprises of another like stranded vessels.
-Henry David Thoreau, from Walden, "Economy," p. 13.