Herman Mellville’s Moby Dick – Sometimes Stuff Is Hard — 33 Comments

  1. I honestly have never read it and I think it’s because I myself could not imagine reading about whaling, but I need to give it a try one of these days!

    • I am definitely one that will put off those unpleasant tasks until I just “have” to do them.

  2. I am a teacher and I wish more parents would show their children that sometimes you have to push through and do things that you don’t love. The world thinks we have to enjoy and love everything we do….this does not teach children that sometimes we do it because it’s the right thing to do. BTW, I didn’t enjoy that book either!!

  3. I never made it through Moby Dick either. There are a few classics that are very hard to make it through!

  4. I totally agree with “suck it up and do it” however OMG Moby Dick was pure torture! LOL. How Sis you make it through school with such luck. It was on my curriculum list twice! Ugh. I still remember the pain but yeah I sucked it up.

    • MJ I do not know how I never got stuvk with it in school! I do feel better having read it. The experience cured me of FOMO (fear of missing out).

  5. I think I did actually read through this book in school. I don’t really remember the details of the story to well but it wasn’t an easy read.

  6. Oh so very true. I never read the book, but it is all about continuing even when you want to quit. Thanks for sharing

  7. My motivation for tonight is going to be that quote right there at the top. I have a deadline tonight and I’ve simply got to meet it, even though I have zero desire to do so. In the end, I’ll be better for it. 😉

  8. It is in the mundane tasks that we ain endurance and fortitude. I also realize that character is built. Great observations.

  9. Sometimes it is so challenging to complete difficult tasks. I felt the same way about A Tale of Two Cities, but Moby Dick is definitely a hard one.

  10. The quote in the image is so true. I’ve never read Moby Dick, but I do know that it’s sometimes the tasks that you want to quit on but keep going that wind up being the most rewarding.

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