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Cheap tea and Long walks 2021-01-11 17:42:44

Keni you're doing an amazing job of writing truthfully as

Your account of University social life shows simply and beautifully the power of cheap yet priceless experiences. Intangibles rooted in the ordinary. Things that are seemingly accessible to everyone.

We spend so much of our attention on things we think will make us happy or our lives worth it. It might be success and we might even mitigate this desire by downplaying the level of success we crave. Maybe we say, well we don't want to be a millionaire, we'd be okay with a lifestyle business.

But still this seems more of a quantitative reduction rather than a qualitative change. What I love about your account of cheap tea and long walks is that it's not a million dollar SASS or a Toastmaster championship or a phD or whatever we think that we will retrospectively look back on and point to as yes that mattered so much to me.

Looking back we know it's the simple and ordinary things that make our lives a life. Yet looking forward we always think that it's something extraordinary that will finally make us feel better.

BTW Cheap Tea and Long Walks would make a beautiful book title.

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Cheap Tea and Long Walks would make a great dating site as well. When I think back on the moments that shaped me, few, if any, came with public achievement. In fact, the accidental acts of arson, close calls, and big mistakes seem to be more memorable. The same is true of my daily routine. 
2021-01-11 18:07:12
For some reason when I read "accidental acts of arson" I immediately thought of the Pink Panther series.
2021-01-12 01:49:29
Thank you Sir Abe - that is a very good observation and one that I need to think about some more. My endless list of goals and to-do list doesn't look for simple things like cheap tea and long walks. Maybe things are simpler to understand in the past than to plan for the future until someone points it out like you just did. 
Very interesting. 

2021-01-12 02:00:00
Who's up for a cheap tea and a long walk club here on Adagia?
2021-01-13 06:07:25
:) I think everyone that is writing here is already a member 
Sir Abe is keeping this group small so we keep the level of engagement and activity as good as it has been going. 
2021-01-13 16:42:34