Imagine one was to play a game for a very long time with several self imposed handicaps. The player would be forced to adapt for survivals sake methods of success which defied the average means of accomplishing his goals.
After many years pursuing this manner of gameplay, the player would be forced to become more skilled and inventive in his methods than would be strictly necessary, meaning eventually were the player to abandon his collection of self imposed handicaps, that player would thereby find himself far more proficient at said game than had he never imposed any restrictions in the first place.
This metaphor of the game applies well to the slow process of the reconciliation of nature that we call everyday life. Habits we force ourselves to adapt to that make life more difficult in certain senses can be eliminated in order to create space to excel and bring…
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