Imaginary friends

“We must not discriminate between things. Where things are concerned there are no class distinctions. We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it”

Pablo Picasso

Life is as complicated as we care to make it. Distinctions are a big part of the complexity and an unnecessarily complicating feature of our lives.

Did you know there are at least 12 types of lemons that you can squeeze into your salad dressing?

I only cook with two types of lemons. Lemons and “oh our tree has no lemons” lemons. In the latter case we just imagine a lemony flavour.

Distinctions are completely artificial. There are no flavours of cars, just 116 companies pushing all their models. The companies pay billions to distinguish themselves, but there are only two types of cars…working cars and broken cars (or not presently working cars). Just 2 types.

If you want to save a bunch of money…if you want to simplify your life…condense your imaginary distinctions to the smallest number that works for you. Examine the number and see if you can collapse it a few more until you are left with only one or two points on the compass. Getting rid of 8 imaginary friends will make your life a whole heap simpler.

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