We all have one of those days every now and again where everything is going wrong and we feel that the world is plotting against us.
Is that because we are weak, unintelligent people?
No. Because I was delighted to learn (via twitter) that even great minds such as that of Charles Darwin suffered the same difficulties.
And described them thus:
But I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything.
Yeah. Me too, mate. Me too*.
[this was toward the close of a correspondence to Charles Lyell, written on 1st October 1861. full text here. bloody orchids.]
* this is clearly just for dramatic effect. I’m actually feeling great and I’m having a lovely day.