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Experiential Cash

December 28, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

What justifies a great expense? Might we appreciate a single bar of chocolate more than a thousand? The issue is appreciation and the amount of mental energy we choose to invest in the item. Though capable of appreciating things with all of our mental energy, to do so would be exhausting. We choose what to invest our minds and how much these items deserve. Whether chocolate, a vacation or just simple conversation, our investment is the factor that determines what we feel.

To cruise through the day is easier than actually pausing to fully consider it. Investment means energy and an engagement with the daily grueling chores of existence. We don’t want to be aware. Our distance is our shield against the day.

The challenge is to know the time to focus. To recognize the need to fully invest in the moment is essential for our happiness. To vacation without regard for our experience is to waste the opportunity. The glossy eyed conversant reveals her distance and eliminates the moment. Engagement is an active state and one we must pursue. To be distracted and distanced is our natural state. Do we want to fully appreciate something? We must pause and gather focus. To work away from our distraction is a change of daily pace.

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