the christian philosopher origen castrated himself, so he woudln't be distracted from his studies.
maybe that's not such a bad idea
np: Kansas -Dust In The Wind
tho he never regretted it (in his writings anyway).
Would *you* admit regretting doing something as big as that?
:image of guy sitting in a smoky bar with his closest friends: "You know, if there's one thing I regret..."
Of course everyone was too drunk to remember what he said, plus the fact he mumbled when he had too much too drink so no one was sure what he said anyways