“The honey doesn’t taste so good once it is being eaten; the goal doesn’t mean so much once it is reached; the reward is not so rewarding once it has been given.” —the Tao of Pooh
It came up in conversation this morning, the idea of “And then what?” Let’s say I find an ideal job, that pays enough to sustain me, aligns with my values, and feeds my soul – and then what? Or a woman comes into my life who checks all of the boxes: she’s funny, smart, sexy, kind, genuinely amazing – and then what? Or what if I miraculously achieve dietary perfection and tirelessly work toward building a chiseled physique – and then what? And then I still have to live with myself. No matter where you go, that’s where you are, right?