Quotable #62: Enjoying Yourself?

“It is a curious thing that people only ask if you are enjoying yourself when you aren’t.” — Edith Nesbit


About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com
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11 Responses to Quotable #62: Enjoying Yourself?

  1. Some people ask, “How is life treating you?” Am I supposed to tell a long story?

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  2. I hadn’t thought of it this way before, but I see the truth in it. This sort of reminds me of a line from Jane Eye: “Friends always forget those whom fortune forsakes.”

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  3. sunilmdabral says:

    Somehow they mysteriously know that you are not.

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  4. Really?!?! Some people are intuitive xD

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  5. Abigail says:

    The question might be posed by well-meaning friends who want to ease their consciences over submitting you to an activity you obviously do not enjoy.

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    • If that’s the case, then you’d be in an awkward situation as saying no can be rather rude.

      It depends on the person though. Some will go out their way to let you know that they are not enjoying themselves.

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  6. Lynn Thaler says:

    Never thought about it, but it is true.

    Liked by 4 people

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