#267 / Worry about your own patch
“If something is impossible to know you are better off not being very smart, because smart people fool themselves into thinking they know while average people are more likely to say, “I don’t know” and end up closer to reality.” - Morgan Hausel
You can’t change how somebody tends to their patch of land.
If they let the grass grow out of control, it ain’t your grass. If they let it grow as high as a corn field, it ain’t yours to lose sleep over. If they let the weeds rage out of control, it might hurt your patch some, and it might make your burden a little heavier, but that doesn’t make it yours.
You can lend them a hand, if their moment’s come to cut and cultivate it.
You can admire their handiwork when their land gives back to them.
As long as you worry about your patch, and set your mind to its care.
It’s yours and yours alone.
All my love,
Write out your budget. I know this might be a source of stress, and it might be the last thing you want to do. It doesn't have to be too complex - even a back of an envelope budget is better than no budget at all! Write down how much you have coming in and going out, and that’s enough.
Eat slowly. We exist inside of a culture of rush. We stop for barely a moment before we’re on to something else. But you can still pause and relish a good meal. Especially if it’s one cooked with an ounce of love in it.
Next time Netflix asks if you’re still watching, decide that you aren’t.
Take it as a prompt to get off the couch.
Read. Cook. Sew. Walk. There’s a whole world out there.
And every moment can be its own adventure.