January 13, 2013
Some thoughts before I drift off to bed:
1) Starting to think I might be sick. Stupid flu shot.
2) Watched a little blonde girl fall asleep in her brother’s arms today at church. Her beautiful, full, pink cheeks squished against his shoulder. Her soft, dainty fingers laying lifelessly around his neck. It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen in awhile, and it stirred a desire in my heart such as I’ve never known before to have a beautiful little girl like that.
3) Economics is not exactly my forte (it’s not my forte at all actually), but I liked this quote in my textbooks by Keynes:
“The study of economics does not seem to require any specialized gifts of an unusually high order. Is it not… a very easy subject compared with the higher branches of philosophy or pure science? An easy subject, at which very few excel! The paradox finds its explanation, perhaps, in that the master-economist must possess a rare combination of gifts. He must be mathematician, historian, statesman, philosopher- in some degree. He must understand symbols and speak in words. He must contemplate the particular in terms of the general, and touch abstract and concrete in the same flight of thought. He must study the present in light of the past for the purposes of the future. No part of man’s nature or his institutions must lie entirely outside his regard. He must be purposeful and disinterested in a simultaneous mood; as aloof and incorruptible as an artist, yet sometimes as near the earth as a politician.”