The avocado principle
I may have said this a few hundred times already, but I do enjoy reading Seth Godin a lot. Today’s post is especially fine. And it makes me feel like I’m not alone in my struggle with avocados, which I enjoy as much as inspiring blog posts. It’s so rare to enjoy the perfectly ripe avocado at exactly the right time. But when it does happen, it’s glorious and I can often be heard singing in my kitchen for no good reason.
If you wait until you really want an avocado, the market won’t have any ripe ones. You need to buy them in advance.
If you eat an avocado that’s not quite ripe, you won’t enjoy it. AND, you won’t have a chance to enjoy it tomorrow, when it would have been perfect if you had only waited.
If you live your life based on instant gratification and little planning, you’ll either never have a good avocado or you’ll pay more than you should to someone else who planned ahead.
Buy more avocados than you think you need, because the hassles are always greater than the cost, so you might as well invest.
And since you have so many, share them when they’re ripe. What goes around comes around.