One of my favorite things about breaks from classes is extra time for reading. For a while now, I've chosen a famous novel to conquer each break, and this past Christmas I read "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley, and it has been itching my brain ever since.
"Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand."
- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Ch. 16
What if your lot in life is to be normal?