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You can buy a lot of cool stuff online.

When I was a kid, if you wanted to buy something NOT from a store, you had to mail order it.

Usually stuff that was in the back of comic books.

You'd send them a check, and wait for WEEKS for it to come.


Today, if it doesn't come next day, we get angry.

On the one hand, it's cool to have stuff so quickly and readily available.

On the other hand, it can ruin our ability to delay gratification.

Being able to delay gratification is one of the most important META SKILLS.

Meta skills are skills that will help you no matter what.

It's better to always be improving these meta skills.

Health, fitness, communication skills, social skills, interpersonal skills.

The problem with living in a same day delivery world is we start to expect EVERYTHING to be instant.

But you can find plenty of evidence that this is NOT true.

There there still IS hope for us goofy humans.

We STILL like TV shows that only come on once per week.

Which means we are FORCED to wait.

We still have the ability to build stuff and plan for stuff.

One common problem today that was also a problem a long time ago was when our stuff came in the mail.

Even if it took three weeks, or three hours, it requires assembly.

And today as well as decades ago, there were two kinds of people.

People who would follow the directions.

And those other goofs (ahem) who would wing it.

Once I put a desk together.


Didn't read the instructions, figured I'd just eye ball it.

Took twice as long.

But if you follow the directions, you can generally build things pretty good.

For example, my bed frame I bought from Amazon.

Took a while to put together.

But it is VERY sturdy.

Looking at it, you'd never know it came in a box.

Many other things we try and wing it, but we tend to mess up.

Luckily, if you take some time, there ARE instructions.

And if you take the time to follow the instructions, you can build ANYTHING.

Even relationships.

Friends, lovers, and everybody in between.

Learn How:


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