Indulge me while I do some math:
10 minutes/day messing with my hair = 1 hour per week (I’m taking Sundays off)
1 hour/week = 6 1/2 work days per year
6 1/2 work days per year X 40 years (adult working life) = over ONE WORKING YEAR…
And what am I trying to do during these boring, and futile, 10 minutes per day?
I’m trying to have hair like Louise Brooks. Or maybe even Juliette Greco. But it’s a waste of time, electricity, hair-care products, and ultimately, I’m spending a little bit of time every day telling myself that I’m JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH the way I am naturally.
Which is this:
There are dozens of ways in which we engage in futile battles. We could easily just surrender, and be happier, more productive, better citizens of the planet, and more financially secure. Isn’t the definition of insanity “to do the same thing over and over again, and always getting the same result”?