One thing you learn quickly is that variety is not the spice of life, it is the mark of the beginner.

Variety is required to keep the beginner engaged. It becomes a distraction as  you become more aware.

I remember fondly when I used to get many flavors into my ice cream bowl. I wanted to have a little bit of everything. These days, I just order one flavor and head out.

I remember when I wanted to invest in every sector in the stock exchange, almost mimicking an index fund strategy. These days, I only buy into companies I have been committed to for at least 10 years. A very limited and liberating portfolio.

On the subject of polygamy and monogamy, humans ultimately move towards monogamy. Even polygamists end up with only one partner at their side. I mention this because of some friends that keep making monogamy look like a western forced tradition. It is simply the logical progression of companionship.

In the areas of your life you haven’t figured out, variety helps.

In the areas of your life you have mastered, variety distracts.

– Osasu Oviawe

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