Looking Great vs Being Great
When filming juggling montages I have a personal policy of never spending longer than five minutes on a given trick. Spending longer than that is a poor use of practice time, and I feel that if I can’t get a trick within five minutes I have no business showing that trick off to the world anyway.
I know jugglers who spend hours filming each trick and while their videos are great, they just don’t live up to the hype at conventions and performances. I see this a lot in other areas of life as well.
Take fitness for example. Most people spend more time trying to look like they’re in good shape instead of actually getting into good shape. The same thing applies in social situations. Most people put more effort into looking cool, instead of becoming the type of people who actually lead interesting lives.
Maybe we should spend less time trying to look great, and spend more time trying to be great.
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