3/07/2015

The World is Big and Stupid

A few weeks ago I stumbled onto this NPR article which made me smile. In it, the author points out a quoted piece of text written by Charles Darwin in a letter to one of his friends.

The quote reads, "I am very poorly today, and very stupid and hate everything and everyone."

This is Charles Darwin on a bad day a few years after publishing his great work, On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection. Just a brilliant scientist having a really bad day, and being so very human about it.

I loved the quote so much that I made a few wallpapers for my desktop to remind myself that my frustrations should not stop me from doing great things. So here for you are a few iterations to liven up your desktop on a depressing day, and to remind you that even world changing scientists have very bad days.

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Please feel free to use them as much as you like. I hope they bring you some laughs or some solidarity on those days when the world seems too big and stupid and loud to keep going.

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