Cultivate your garden

Excerpt from Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:

“You know,” said Arthur thoughtfully, “all this explains a lot of things.  All through my life I’ve had this strange unaccountable feeling that something was going on in the world, something big, even sinister, and no one would tell me what it was.”

“No,” said the old man, “that’s just perfectly normal paranoia.  Everyone in the Universe has that.”

“Everyone?” said Arthur.  “Well, if everyone has that perhaps it means something!  Perhaps somewhere outside the universe we know…”

“Maybe.  Who cares?” said Slartibartfast before Aurthur got too excited.  “Perhaps I’m old and tired,” he continued, “But I always think that the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say hang the sense of it and just keep yourself occupied.”

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  1. … I have felt the same way as Arthur back when I was younger but now I am more like Slartibartfast … pondering the workings of the universe… that is a young man’s game..!

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