I've been wondering, for the last week or so, if people who are really good - and I mean really good, at their instrument, are actually in some way insane. Wouldn't normal people baulk at the thought of all those hours of practice every goddamn day? Wouldn't they, you know, get bored?? Isn't being obsessed with something to that degree a bit odd?
The only slight hole in this theory is that it doesn't appear to be borne out by reality, but I'm working on that.
And, if you're wondering if I'm using this to justify not practising, then I say "Be quiet oaf! You know not of which you speak".