Lawyers suffer from this affliction, maybe more than most. We’re never satisfied. For example, we either have too many clients or too few. We feel unappreciated by our clients or our families. We whine about mistreatment by our opponents and surly judges. It explains why many seek the “equanimity” of the bench: “If only I didn’t have clients and pressing deadlines… then I’d be happy.” It also explains why I often hear about the anticipated ecstasy of someone’s upcoming retirement.