"Frankly, nothing irritates me more than when I see wishful thinking take the place of concrete willpower. When this happens to people I don't care much about much or who seem "useless," I feel annoyed, but when I observe this phenomenon on someone close to me, whose "use" I can hardly be objective about and whom I'd like to encourage, then I suffer. At the university I used to observe the targicomic existence of wishful thinkers. I still remember some of them, and if something brings one of them to mind, I feel the same anger I felt then."
Note to self: develop practical prong to dissertation work.
Note to everybody else: Anyone want in on a Co-op house?