Ted’s essays

feels about right

Nature intended me for the tranquil pursuits of science,
by rendering them my supreme delight.

But the enormities of the times in which I have lived
have forced me to commit myself on the boisterous ocean
of political passions.

Thomas Jefferson

Okay, I’d add nature, music, tinkering and a few more.

But I’d keep the basic point the same: There is no joy for me in politics, resisting and organizing. It is just that the alternative I see is much, much worse.