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The World Has Costs… Choose Intentionality
Time to make dinner. Pasta or stir fry… stir fry, sounds better tonight. Missing a few ingredients. Pasta or stir fry… quick trip to the grocery store. Walk out to the garage. Car or bike… plop down into the driver’s seat, it’ll be quicker. Maximize acceleration on the way, in the name of efficiency. Park in the closest spot. Basket or cart… basket, less things is quicker and cheaper. Wander aisles seeking baby corn. 14 types of canned corn… none of which are baby corn. Wander aisles seeking store employee. Employee directs to Asian and Hispanic aisle. Find baby corn on bottom shelf in Asian section. Generic or name brand … generic baby corn, it all tastes the same anyways. Rush to checkout lanes. Human checker or self-checkout… self-checkout, it’s faster to do it yourself. Stride out to the parked car. Drive home. Make stir fry.
“It begs the question, doesn’t it? What are we all too busy doing? For the most part, we are too busy doing just about everything, that means just about nothing, to just about nobody, just about anywhere… and will mean even less to anyone a hundred years from now!” – Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm Of Life