The Lesson & Story:
AVOID UNESSENTIALS. OR FOCUS ON ESSENTIALS.
One summer, I had the pleasure of traveling through various parts of Spain. While I was there I ate all sorts of deliciously complex concoctions like paella, but the best dish I had was composed of solely three ingredients: sea salt, olive oil, and beef loin. It was served raw with a burning stone plate on the side. We cooked the meat ourselves and it was, to this day, the best meat I’ve ever tasted. The ingredients were all of superb quality and complimented each other. The simplicity made it feel special… it made it worth chewing, tasting, and savoring.
By focusing on essentials and avoiding unessentials we place an emphasis on quality. We can make things feel special and worth appreciating. Perhaps I’m a hypocrite for eating meat in the first place. Since it’s not essential.