A note about “The 10,000 Things” (see below):
Concerning the myriad “important” things that have to get done in my life, it’s interesting to realize that the really important things get done without any thinking or acting on my part. My heart beats all by itself, even when I’m sound asleep, and my lungs move smoothly up and down with no help from me and my hard-earned Masters degree. I don’t have to come up with a brilliant plan to enable my blood to go coursing through my veins, nor do I have to lie awake nights devising instructions for the countless cells in my body. All these vital tasks are done continually and efficiently with absolutely no assistance from my supposedly well-educated self. Perhaps my body is trying to tell me something, like...RELAX, HAM. EVERYTHING’S UNDER CONTROL. THE 10,000 THINGS BE DAMNED. PUT YOUR FEET UP.