Fascination burnout

Here a little dialog from Anathem by Neal Stephenson that I can relate to:

“… I don’t care …”

Asribalt was horrified. “But how can you not be fascinated by—”

“I am fascinated,” I insisted. “That’s the problem. I’m suffering from fascination burnout. Of all the things that are fascinating, I have to choose just one or two.”

3 thoughts on “Fascination burnout

  1. My engineer grandfather used to call it: “Too many wicks, and not enough wax.”

  2. Fascination burnout when I’m down and tired,
    fascination saturation when I’m up and eager.

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