Any ordinary human bean would greatly accept the offer that comes with a substantial income yearly. Who in his right mind would reject such gracias? As a thinking professor and a responsible man, he knew his limitation and the constraint of time that he could not do justice to Singpost if he could not contribute fully for the trust and money being offered to him.
It is a sensible thing to do. When the plate is full, it is only reasonable and commonsensical to turn it down or risks suffering from indigestion, food poisoning or gluttony.
How many human beans would do what the professor did? How many immortals would do the same? How much time and effort does a person have to take on more than two or three or ten jobs?
This is a good lesson to learn from a professor. Do not be greedy and over commit one’s little ability and grab the money, the honour and the trust that came with the position. What about delivery and responsibility? Be sensible.
Thank you for the lesson and for showing the light to the unenlightened.