So the other day I saw this play, Protest, by Václav Havel. You remember Havel: he was the founding President of the Czech Republic, and before that the first President of a free Czechoslovakia. But before that he was a playwright, and also a prison inmate. The two vocations were related.
Everyone believes in persistence, but only intermittently. I had always held, with W.C. Fields, that “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no sense making a damn fool of yourself.” Continue reading Persistence