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It is worth noting that Sylvia Plath committed suicide.
Was this “thought” meant to be ironic? The woman killed herself at the age of 30, leaving behind two small children. I love Plath’s poetry and she certainly has some lines that are quotable, but given the kind of mental illness issues we are seeing manifested in young people–the latest being the massacre at UC Santa Barbara–I find this “thought” disappointingly thoughtless. C’mon Real Simple, you can do better.
I can think of one: obsessive cleanliness.
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