Goals are great, but let’s not have a complete preoccupation with efficacy.
For we risk leaving so much behind…
I mean, what about courage, justice, compassion, sacrifice, and love?
Sure, we could productively spend time better elsewhere – but let’s not forget about the romantic life.
I want a wild and precious life.
Preoccupation with efficacy is the main obstacle to a poetic, noble, elegant. robust, and heroic life.
-Nassim Taleb, The Bed Of Procrustes