I said, “I just have got to get my life in order.”

And my life said, “What’s the rush?”

So I replied, “I’m getting bored.”

Apathy looked up, said, “Yeah, but we have fun together, don’t we?”

I said to him, “No, we don’t.”

Apathy said, “Well, we certainly spend enough time together.”

Ambition turned to us, interrupting. “Yes, and I think he’s had exactly that: enough time with you.”

Apathy did not argue. He never has to. Some people don’t have to say anything to make their point.

Distraction flashed his eager grin, captivating. So nobody said anything for a quite a long time, until I broke the silence, and I said:

“I just have got to get my life in order.”