current mood: cynical
I suppose I should cut it more slack for having been written a while ago, but Joseph Campbell's book about heroes (whose title I am far too lazy to turn around and verify) is sooooo boring. Also, I find a hard time accepting some of the things he seems to think are true/big deals/revealing/interesting. This makes me sad, both just because I'd expected more (maybe it'll be more interesting when I get into the journey part of it) and because I kinda wonder about the people who find it so very interesting. Which then makes me feel bad for judging people. Or something. (I've been awake since 4am for no reason, so I make no claims on coherency.)
On the other hand, I've gotten through a lot more of Outliers than I thought I would. It's point that hard work, circumstances, and upbringing all play a role in monumental success don't really seem like they should be that surprising, but the telling of the stories and the presentation of the facts is quite interesting. I'm a bit worried that I'm going to get to the end and sink into despair about never being able to accomplish anything because the world just isn't set up right. Except, well, you know, that hard work part of it is all, like, important and stuff. After I'm done with this, I may need to go re-read Drive to get my motivation back!