Whenever I see the word !Acquisition” I think of Star Trek and the terribly funny Ferengi rules of acquisition (No. 88 is a brilliantly true one). As all our life we acquire, if nothing else we acquire experience and start to form habits (hopefully washing our hands properly, as this is really handy at the moment). If we fill our lives with useless habits or unhelpful habits, where can we acquire new experiences? Although there is of course the counter argument for “Established taste”. Still, it’s good to keep some parts of life open to some new experiences, to always want to learn and change to suit the kinder version of who we are. To not become totally set in our ways, as No. 88 rules says “It ain’t over ’til its over.”
‘It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age. – Margaret Mead.
Yup, until it’s over, I wish to always be willing to play, learn, change my mind towards a kinder version of me at any age. Experiencing things, finding out how to communicate kindness politely, respectfully and allowing myself to develop and others. When I see a need for personal growth into more kindness (even unto myself), I hope to have left some space to let that develop, but in the meantime I think I’d better put best foot forward and fulfil my responsibilities too. Here comes the day and I welcome what joys, learning and experience might come from it, within the confines of some valuable rules.