...because I can so relate to Eric Scheske. A fellow beer-drinker extraordinaire with a pessimistic streak, he writes of drinking on a summer afternoon on a deck overlooking a lake:
[I] thought, “Life isn’t so bad after all” and “I probably have at least forty more years to enjoy such moments.” Unfortunately, such thoughts are often followed with mental disruptions, like “I probably have cancer,” but I was able to banish them this time. I think the key to such moments is the existentialist approach: just enjoy. Don’t look at the enjoyment, just look. Just enjoy.So true.