To me such considerations were always difficult to justify rationally. I am a living animal with a very short lifespan on a small planet. It seems far more important to me to fill my limited time with the most rewarding and meaningful experiences I can find, rather than consider myself a machine that needs to be tuned for maximum throughput and efficiency. Work can be rewarding, but preoccupation with work and with predictable experiences seems to me to limit one’s range of possible experiences to be had on a given day, and may lead to great frustration and anxiety when one ultimately has to come to terms with the realization that the most precious resource we each have is time: the allotment of moments of conscious living we each have, and whose extent we do not know in advance.
(Фотограф Guy Tal)