The Ultimate Resource
I was chatting to a buddy about Straightface. I wanted some feedback about the razors and how they felt. Was the service good? What could I do to improve? What would be the next product you would want us to come out with. His response, initially, hurt.
He said: "I don't care".
Those words spun around in my head for a while and it felt terrible. Then he added some context.
"I don't have to think about it. It just turns up. They work. It's one less thing to have to worry about".
My initial frame was negative. I went into the conversation hoping to get praise and joy. What do they say about assumptions. What I actually got was an ever better compliment that I could have ever thought.
In life the only real resource we should care about is time. It's cliché to say but you never get it back. What my buddy was saying is that I have given him back time so he can focus his limited times on things that matter more than having a sharp razor or not.
I don't care was actually the best answer I could have gotten, if only I was open to hearing it.
I did seem like only yesterday I was at University, but time moves quickly and I am finding more and more its the quality of the time that is most important. Spending it with people you care about, using it to learn and grow.
I mean, I hope to make 150 so this representation of the possibility of my life might be a little off but it does paint a clear picture of the finite aspect of your lives.
Moment of Gratitude
Speaking of time. Being healthy; physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, financially, help you live longer and fuller lives. As part of that I work out with this group of maniacs on Saturday mornings.
It's a HIIT type work out. A bunch of activities under a timeframe. It's really just seeking fatigue really. Some of the group are great athletes and smash out huge numbers, others are just normal people also pushing themselves. Effort is the currency in that environment.
It definitely helps with my health, but on Saturday, after the workout, we all went to Brunch. One of the people was leaving for Sydney. And it was lovely to spend time with everyone outside of the workouts. There is a lot of research that religious people live longer, the researches don't think there is anything special about religion, but that humans who have communities are healthier, have better mental health, and live longer.
Shave well, be awesome, find that community that moves you, spend time with those that you love.