Above my intellectual pay grade
I've been continually discouraged recently with various projects and endeavors. I've found that - while "stupid" is too strong of a word, "ignorant" should suffice - I will likely be unable to pursue certain paths while yielding positive results. "An intellectual FAIL," one might say.
It is not just in the realm of code, but well beyond it. I have a tendency for drama, I suppose, but it is still overwhelmingly clear that spreading oneself thin makes for... well, a rather thin layer. I've contemplated throwing the towel (and the water bottle, and the spit bucket, and half of the locker room) at my studies, my teaching and my projects and just hide under a rock, preferably with a lake-side view. Unfortunately there aren't a lot of lakes here.
If I would ever write a help book, I'd start it off with "Pace yourself." and end it there. That is clearly the most important lesson to teach, and the easiest for me to forget. However, does pacing actually relieve intellectual deficiencies? I'd like to see a test case that covers that, preferably in nice Devel::Cover colored HTML output.