I was reading Sheepish, by Catherine Friend. In it she quoted Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland:
"Quitting is fundamentally different from stopping. Stopping happens all the time. Quitting happens once. Quitting means not starting again - and art is all about starting again."
...and from The Winter of our Disconnect by Susan Maushart
"The belief that a stimulated child is an advantaged child is so widely shared we rarely bother to articulate it. So too, of course, is its corollary: that a bored child is an at-risk child. In fact, the moral imperative to keep our kids occupied or suffer the consequences is one of those unexamined articles of faith that has helped to make modern parenting such a minefield of misplaced guilt and misdirected resources."
Not at all connected to each other really, but they both struck me in my reading so far this year