It’s not sustainable.
Three solid pieces of advice.
Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.
Good, thorough article with a great graphic.
This is not a surprise — it adds to a growing body of evidence.
In the end, no matter how much you love your work, your work will not love you back.
— Anne-Marie Slaughter (via 30 Bits of Commencement Wisdom for the Class of 2013)
Do not disturb yourself by picturing your life as a whole; do not assemble in your mind the many and varied troubles which have come to you in the past and will come again in the future, but ask yourself with regard to every present difficulty: ‘What is there in this that is unbearable and beyond endurance?’ You would be ashamed to confess it! And then remind yourself that it is not the future or what has passed that afflicts you, but always the present, and the power of this is much diminished if you take it in isolation and call your mind to task if it thinks that it cannot stand up to it when taken on its own.
High taxes but a really high standard of living, with universal health care, child care, and much more. Sounds good to me.
Simple advice: if you find yourself paralyzed by choice, zoom in. Other details will fade away and you can focus, research and write about that single element.