Nothing like a little Aristotle in the morning to let you know that you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing.
διὰ γὰρ τὸ θαυμάζειν οἱ ἄνθρωποι καὶ νῦν καὶ τὸ πρῶτον ἤρξαντο φιλοσοφεῖν.
—Aristotles, Metaphysica, 982b13
λέγωμεν διαρρήδην ὅτι δὴ ὡς ἔχει πρὸς εὐδαιμονίαν τὸ φιλοσοφεῖν, οὕτω καὶ πρὸς τὸ σπουδαίους ἡμᾶς ἢ φαύλους εἶναι αὐτὸ διακεῖσθαι.
For because of wonder do men both now and at the first begin to philosophize.
—Aristotle, The Metaphysics
Let us say plainly that the act of philosophy stands in relation to happiness precisely as also the same lies in relation to our fulfilling our purpose in life or not.
—Aristotle, The Exhortation
Thanks, dear reader, should you ever find me, for being the gadfly of my discipline.