“The orthodox slant on investment policy is to invest only to make gains. The way of the contemporary urban warrior, by contrast, is to invest in loss. This is not to suggest the warrior is a sucker. Simply that, rather than invest your energy for a return in momentary gain, you invest in decreasing your self image.
The more you increase your self-image, i.e., the “myth” of who you are, what you do, what you own and what you want, the more unwieldy you become. By carrying that psycho-emotional junk in your traveling trunk, you lose mobility, flexibility, and adaptability, and therefore freedom.
When you invest in the loss of they myth of who you are, you reduce the load, thereby reducing wind-drag coefficient. This makes it easier for you to move freely from adventure to adventure and increases your chances of being in the right place at the right time for reality to work its full quota of magic on your behalf.”
Stephen Russell, in “Barefoot Doctor’s Guide to the TAO”
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