Monday, October 03, 2005

Life sentences

Wouldn't it be sort of depressing to be appointed to the Supreme Court at age 60 and know that rather than taking a much deserved retirement at 65, you'll be expected to work a (moderately) demanding, and certainly stressful (having to look on top of things in oral arguments) job until you die? Sure the power and glory are great, but because of political pressures, you're being denied a retirement, and even denied the chance to just relax.

2 Comments:

Blogger JD said...

You can relax for a day. You can relax for a month. But if you relax for a year or more, it will start to get boring real soon. Being able to constantly engage yourself with meaningful work (however stressful) is a great way to keep yourself sane. My 2cents ;)

10:34 PM  
Blogger Isaac said...

I agree. But to be doing the same thing for years on end with no prospect of change -- ever -- seems different. THough it is a pretty cool thing to be stuck doing...

1:07 AM  

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