But my title has nothing to do with success. And it seems to me that maybe my blog's title ought to indicate what it's about and hint at my style, rather than seeming all mystical-poetical.
Unmapped Country, by the way, is from Daniel Deronda, by George Eliot:
"There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms." (Book 2, Ch. 15)
Perfect, really, for exploring life in suburbia and my emotional vicissitudes.
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Howevs, my scores of readers, I've been on success for a while, so maybe a dedicated success title is in order. I'm trying one out right now.
Anyhoo, while I was searching my Oxford Book of Quotations, I came across this:
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z.
Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
That there is a definition of success by one Albert Einstein. Exciting, right? What didn't that man define? I ask you.
Success=x + y + z. Easy as pie. Instructive. Inspirational, even. Inspirational and perspirational, to boot.
Except, if I examine those variables, a couple troubling points emerge. Work is x. Okay, sure. Well, I have some work, but not that much--I need more. Still I do have some x. Play is y. Okay, I've got play.
z= keeping your mouth shut? Um. Pretty much by definition this blog proves I'm a total failure at z.
So I'd better try it now.
What do you think of the title?