No Sense Friday: A House Is Just A Box

That’s a house in my village. Just 1400 people live there. But we still have hundreds of them. Hundreds. We’re close to eight billion people on this planet. But we also have billions of houses.

To some degree, a house is a necessity. It means security, comfort, and shelter. It’s a place to sleep, to recover, to eat. But, for many of us, our house is so much more than that. A lot of our identity is wrapped up in it. My yard. My garage. My stuff.

Yesterday, we talked about boxes. If you look at it bluntly, a house is also just a box. A box for all our stuff. But how valuable is what’s in it? That’s not a question of money, it’s a question of how much worth you assign to it.

We might think we need a bigger house. That we’ve accumulated too much valuable stuff. That’s never the case. When that happens, we’re just trying to assign value to too many different things at once.

A bigger house won’t solve that problem. Figuring out what you care for will.

You know what’s also a box? A coffin. That’s right. We live and die in boxes. One of these is not your job to fill. But the other? You can make it special.

Be grateful for the shelter and comfort it offers. Don’t force it to be more than it is. And fill it with people you love and memories you’ll cherish. Not more stuff.


About No Sense Friday: Most people live for Friday. Relaxing on the weekend is fine, but we can’t just waste it away every time. That’s why Friday is the most important day to call out things that make no sense. Because in a way, the concept of ‘Friday’ itself makes no sense.

A good life is lived every day, not just once a week.

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