All the truly great experiences in life demand things from us. Our diligence, defiance, thought, imagination, dreams. That is how they enlarge the horizons of our possibilities. Because it is precisely by demanding that we dare, rebel, think, create, imagine, forgive, love, that they draw forth the best in us.
…partner on Tinder! And I even love them!!”. Maybe, maybe not — but that is not the question at all. The question is whether you are experiencing the truest of love at the highest of heights that you possibly can. And there, for all of us, efficiency is surely the enemy of possibility. The same is true for all the things that matter in life, from friendship to education to dreams to passions to becoming ourselves. Should we make all these faster, cleaner, safer, the mantra of the age of efficiency, they would also dwindle in quality until they were deprived of meaning, purpose, grace, a point.