Sometimes it’s Good to Restrict Yourself to a Hotdog on Stick

When others are “upping their game” by taking wine or crabcakes to a ballgame, perhaps it’s time to stick to a hotdog.

When others go camping and bring their stereo, full kitchen, video games, watch the game on their iPhone (and obnoxiously bother you as you try to disconnect), perhaps roasting dinner over the fire is the better approach.

There’s something about working within the confines of your environment; not always changing the environment to suit you.

Walker Lamond recently wrote a book, Rules for My Newborn Daughter and runs full bore into this topic. Sometimes it’s better to live within constraints rather than push back to give us greater “freedom” and flexibility, such as towing around massive BBQs on campouts, wine on hikes, and other luxuries in the wilderness. If we bring our cushy imperialism into the wilderness, why are we in the wilderness at all?

That’s just inefficient because we’re doing nothing.

What constraints can you live within, if only as a temporary experiment, to see how much you can grow and mature?

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