Invest In Skills And Experiences, Not Stuff. Stuff Breaks.

Our camp internet connection broke this past week. It was probably about time, as we run camp off a wireless wifi device and it was a few years old. It will no longer charge, leaving me wondering if I should get a new one or just a standalone battery charger.

Then yesterday on my way to town, the alternator went on my truck. It was also a few years old, but these two things are a good reminder for me to keep stuff in its proper place.

Stuff is a means, not an end. It helps me be productive, but I shouldn’t get too attached to it. This goes for the mifi, the truck, the knife, the canoe, etc. It’s just stuff. It can break, get misplaced, get lost, stop working, and that’s ok, because what I value are skills and experiences. These can’t be taken away or lost. This week reminded me of this.



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