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No One Cares if You Buy a Rolex

When I was in college, I bought a Rolex. In the week or so that I waited for it to come in the mail, I got really excited about the idea that I was going to have a Rolex. To me, someone who had a Rolex was a different type of person, simply because he bought a fancy watch.

The watch showed up, and it was obviously a fake. I took it to a jeweler, just in case, and he confirmed what I already knew.

But by then it was too late. In my head, I was a Rolex type of guy. So I bought another one-- a real one this time.

Thoughts about goals, plans and going goal-less

On The Brave Tiger

Recently I read the articles about no goals and about goal-less by Leo Babauta. While most of his posts let something resonate in me, this post felt somehow strange. Therefore I started to think about the topic.

His main argument is, you don't need a goal, things will come naturally. As long as you have goals, you will fail and while you fail you will suffer. A goal implies it's failure more or less from start up because we are humans and imperfect.

I give in into this premises and agree. Humans are imperfect and will likely fail. But I don't think, it's because of the set goal in first place. Leo gives a metaphor to explain his point of view:

Consider this common belief: “You’ll never get anywhere unless you know where you’re going.” This seems so common sensical, and yet it’s obviously not true if you stop to think about it. Conduct a simple experiment: go outside and walk in a random direction, and feel free to change directions randomly. After 20 minutes, an hour … you’ll be somewhere! It’s just that you didn’t know you were going to end up there.

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