virus: 1000 hours

Eric Boyd (
Wed, 28 May 1997 13:50:08 -0500

Hi everyone;

I once read a book that maintained: (paraphrase) "If you would truly
know any issue, you must spend one thousand hours thinking about it."
And it was so right. I had thought orginally that a thousand hour
project was far beyond the level of any question that could be asked,
but I've found lots of them. The very first was "What is a man?" You
can find snipits of my 1000 hour answer on my web page, if you like.
Then I started studying "God?" This is, of course, where I am now (hour
count: 550) You guys have been the last 50, and I must say it's been
And I've already lined the next question up as being "Who am I?" Unless
I'm mistaken, it's going to be partly Zen, partly man and partly God.
-- I think that the entire concept of "1000 hours" will sort of break
down when I get into Zen. And it has occured to be recently that all of
this is really just part of a 10000 hour journey "Life". I realize
there is more than 10000 hours in my life, but I don't think more than
10000 of them will actually be dedicated to "journeying"... gotta eat
and sleep, you know!


Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will
appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all,
accurately so they will be guided by its light. -- Joseph Pulitzer