Just A Bit Of Luxury

Randy Murray again, considering the benefits of being selective, making sure you have the right tool for the right task and getting the most out of the things that you choose.

The less costly alternative is often not the best, and while it may perform a given task there are always compromises in being the least expensive. Materials, workmanship and design can all suffer for the sake of economy. Of course this doesn't mean that just because something is expensive it is any more likely to be the right choice, but if you put some thought into your options and weigh up the benefits asside from cost (and quantity) then you're probably going to make your life easier in the long term.

I’ve heard it said that you don’t own things, they own you. Owning fewer, better quality things makes my life easier and more enjoyable. I’d rather have one really fine pen than a drawer full of cheaply made ones, one razor I can pass on to my great-grandson than a truck load of plastic disposable ones. And you know something else? The safety razor, like the one my grandfather used, gives a better shave, too.