For professionals like us, the idea of more is often overrated.
It doesn’t take a lot for ‘more’ to become ‘too much’.
When you go through a period of restriction, where so much of the range of possible human experience is denied, it’s understandable to want to jump back head-first into a world of plenty.
But to do so indiscriminately might disregard the wisdom we’ve developed about constraints; rather than being merely limiting, constraints can be quite useful.
Startup founders are often reminded that new ventures “don’t starve, they drown” i.e. it’s not the lack of opportunity that’s fatal, but the inability to choose wisely and decisively between possible areas of growth. It’s true for us all. Our resources, while special, are finite.
Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
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