I just finished W.E.B. DuBois’ book, The Souls of Black Folks. It was published in 1903 and he nailed it way back then.
“John,” she said, “does it make every one–unhappy when they study and learn lots of things?”
He paused and smiled. “I am afraid it does,” he said
“And John, are you glad you studied?”
“Yes,” came the answer, slowly but positively.
She watched the flickering lights upon the sea, and said thoughtfully, “I wish I was unhappy,–and–and,” putting both arms about his neck, “I think I am, a little, John.”