“To be pleased with one’s limits is a wretched state.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I think the worst words one can say is, “I don’t think I need to learn anything else.” If one believes there’s nothing new to learn, then what is there to surprise you? And if we cannot learn anything new, if we’re pleased where we are and plan to stay there, then what can we offer a reader? Yes, I re-watch and re-read things, but I also am looking for something new that will surprise me. I crave new ideas, new experiences because that’s part of being alive. To me, being content with what you are and can do seems a slow slide into ennui and death. I can think of much more entertaining things than that.