Laurie’s Blog – Lighten Up

Laurie’s Blog – Lighten Up

What was the last physical item you offloaded?

I got rid of one vehicle that I was never going to restore to operation recently. Have two others that I agreed someone could have, but they haven’t taken them yet.

For me it’s not a matter of playing games of having the most toys, but much more about starting projects that look interesting, then find other more interesting things to do, and not quite getting back to the older things. Then there’s all the “boy scout” “be prepared” stuff and I’m prepared for lots of things.

And it is starting to dawn on me that we might be much better off organising preparedness on a larger scale; and part of me can also see a strong need for a level of redundancy and independence. And I am starting to slide that scale back a little, so that I am prepared to accept that a two week independence might be enough, rather than a two month one.

And part of me can see that as our exponential technology comes on-stream, I will be able to create what I need from whatever I have at hand, so won’t actually require a lot of mass.

My life has always had a quality of being more about the experiences than the toys, and some toys are required for some sorts of experiences.

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