Well, that’s kind of the rub… isn’t it? Things need to move forward. I think now that movement forward by inches is still forward movement, but it’s hard not to expect feet, and when you expect feet, inches seems like nothing.
Maybe I’m getting cynical in my old age, but how do you know that things are growing slowly because that’s someone’s pace, and when things are growing slowly because someone is entertaining other interests? Put another way, how can you tell the bus is going slow because it does, or because it’s about to turn away from you and abandon you for parts unknown?
I think the answer is some sort of balance, and all balance is hard.