Quote from Nicholas Hobbs

Part of the art of choosing difficulties is to select those that are indeed just manageable. If the difficulties chosen are too easy, life is boring; if they are too hard, life is defeating. The trick is to choose trouble for oneself in the direction of what one would like to become at a level of difficulty close to the edge of one’s competence.

When one achieves this fine-tuning of his life, he will know zest and joy and deep fulfillment.

Come Play', the sculpture that stands in front of the Nicholas Hobbs Building, is a tribute to the life and work of Hobbs

Nicholas Hobbs | March 1915 – January 1983
Vanderbilt University

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