A few weeks ago I stumbled onto this NPR article which made me smile. In it, the author points out a quoted piece of text written by Charles Darwin in a letter to one of his friends.
The quote reads, “I am very poorly today, and very stupid and hate everybody and everything.”
This is Charles Darwin on a bad day a few years after publishing his great work, On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection. Just a brilliant scientist having a really bad day, and being so very human about it.
I loved the quote so much that I made a few wallpapers for my desktop to remind myself that my frustrations should not stop me from doing great things. So here for you are a few iterations to liven up your desktop on a depressing day, and to remind you that even world changing scientists have very bad days.
Please feel free to use them as much as you like. I hope they bring you some laughs or some solidarity on those days when the world seems too big and stupid and loud to keep going.