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Buying Experience with Time amitgawande.com
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It's easy to idle your whole days away. It's understandable that it takes too much effort to break the built-up inertia of not doing anything. Time, then, is spent generously lazying around, scoring easy joys. But is that an experience time should buy?

odd
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@amit There is my dilemma. I have to have a chat with myself about this. 🤔

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@odd Absolutely, that exchange on gadget vs experience gave me a similar pause. Didn't help that I'd just idled away my weekend.

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@amit I got a good starting point from @DiplomaticDiva and I’m going to invite a person to a “virtual coffee” on Sunday. I think that is a start.

About idling away, that has been, (more or less), me in a nutshell for the last seven(!) years, since I stopped working because of a disability due to mental issues. I have since tried on my own to get back into coding, but failed. Now I’m taking a new, slower strategy, not to beat myself up over the fact that I’ve got to this place, but rather be a friend of myself and build myself up very slowly.

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@odd Yeah, virtual coffee is a good start. I myself have made it a routine now to call one of my friends every week. I guess I can make that a scheduled video call.

On slowing down, that mirrors exactly what I'm current doing. It is important in this time of global lockdown to love and pamper oneself more, I guess.

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@amit I recognize much of myself in what you wrote in your article. I have always strived to be efficient, so, have I reckoned, I will have more time to do other things, or to relax. Always lived as this is only a test run; never relaxed while I’m doing things. The quote was very good.

PS: Your page looks great 👍

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@odd Yeah, exactly what I felt when you shared your thoughts on slowing down :-)

PS: Thanks! 🙂👍

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@odd Hello! How are you? Did you have your virtual coffee?

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@DiplomaticDiva Hello, thanks for asking! 😊 I’m finally relaxed, after having an extended daytime nap, but now is it’s almost 2 in the AM, and I’m wide awake! As for my Sunday coffee, I didn’t get a response from my friend, but he’s a busy man, so… I’m trying next Sunday! 😊

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@DiplomaticDiva Hope you’re doing A-OK too. 😊👍

DiplomaticDiva
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@odd Excellent! But also, oops (nap time..!) Enjoy your virtual coffee when it happens.

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DiplomaticDiva

@odd I’m doing OK, thanks for asking.