If cats could talk, they wouldn’t.
It is one thing to decry the rat race. … That is the good and honorable work of moralists. It is quite another thing to quit the rat race, to drop out, to refuse to run any further — that is the work of the individualist. It is offensive because it is impolite; it makes the rebuke personal; the individualist calls not his or her behavior into question, but mine.
You must be very polite with yourself when you are learning something new.