The Wolfawitzes

Found this nugget whilst cleaning up some files. It’s from Tamara Shopsin’s Arbitrary Stupid Goal.

Two scanned pages from the Arbitrary Stupid Goal book about the Wolfawitzes
One missing piece of information from this scan: the Wolfawitzes are travelling across America. Their route and stops are determined by places they can find that start with 'W'.

I won’t go into the philosophy as the above scan does that job. It’s just nice to have a bit of validation in conjuring up a thread (to anything) that doesn’t necessarily hold up.

Or maybe I will…

The thread—the arbitrary stupid goal—is just a tool to help you focus on the present. The mind’s tendency to focus on the big picture can paralyse you into inaction and distraction from the present.