Because inevitably, it will all blow up in your face. Benjamin Sisko's dad once said: "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." Yes, wisdom can be gained from sci fi.
That being said, most other things are rather boring. I'm not spotted anymore, merely mottled. I feel like my whole life is dominated by the way I feel when I get up in the morning, and decisions about my life and my health are made solely by the never ending "next appointment." "We'll know more after my dr's appointment later this week." "We can make a better decision after I know more next Monday." "I won't know more until blah blah blah." Boring and annoying.
And, lately, I find myself (not only being severely disinterested in LJ and drudging up things to write about) but also watching people and describing them. Ew. I hope I'm not turning into House. We're doing presentations in my Anthro class this week and next, and I watch students, my peers, give these
Also, I've noticed that people tend to grope themselves in inappropriate places when they are nervous about presenting.