Darwin’s Regret

Darwin’s Regret

Building a Regret

“My mind has changed during the last twenty or thirty years… Now for many years I cannot endure to read a line of poetry… I have also almost lost any taste for pictures or music… My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts…”

Speaking a Regret

“If I had to live my life again I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week… The loss of these tastes is a loss of happiness, and may possibly be injurious to the intellect, and more probably to the character, by enfeebling the emotional part of our nature.”

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, (pp. 138-139)

Ending/Preventing a Regret

2013 approaches and with it, resolutions.  What creative project will you do this year that will end a regret? What creative project will you do in 2013 to prevent a regret?

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