Two Of Thirty-Eight

38 Lessons I’ve Learned in My 38 Years

2. Possessions are worse than worthless — they’re harmful. They add no value to your life, and cost you everything. Not just the money required to buy them, but the time and money spent shopping for them, maintaining them, worrying about them, insuring them, fixing them, etc.

Yes. Also see: Why Your “Collectibles” Are Worthless

And oh hell yes:

21. Let go of expectations. When you have expectations of something — a person, an experience, a vacation, a job, a book — you put it in a predetermined box that has little to do with reality. You set up an idealized version of the thing (or person) and then try to fit the reality into this ideal, and are often disappointed. Instead, try to experience reality as it is, appreciate it for what it is, and be happy that it is.

Go see the other thirty-six.

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  1. richfinck

    That 21 is great advice. It could have saved me much grief.

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