a wonderful article on burnout. And to head off diagnoses of "psych-class-osis" I was thinking about these issues before I even heard about this on NPR.
so I’m contemplating a career change. Maybe Tesla Motors (to avenge the death of the EV1). build a sportscar that handles like an Elise, and gets 300mpgE (miles per gallon equivalent). get your electricity from wind/solar/geothermal/hydro and you’re driving almost carbon free! well, you do have discount the carbon fiber bodyshell and lubricants.
this plan may work to restore optimism. I hope it does