Life is Hard

July 14, 2009

Michel Dumontier recounted a scene he witnessed recently. (I think it was him, but no matter. I’m also probably mangling the story.) A parent was coping with a wailing, tantrumy child. The parent tried a variety of placating measures, all, predictably, which failed.

Finally, the parent grabbed the child and said, “Life is hard.”

It is indeed.

Unfortunately, recognition of that fact doesn’t really help.

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