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As Long As It Takes (2): Things That Take As Long As They Take (and which you can’t or don’t want to rush)

This is not to say that you can’t or shouldn’t affect the speed at which these things happen – just that when you’ve done what you can, hurry and the stress that comes with hurry are futile.

  • Your life
  • The time you have with others
  • Rainstorms
  • Art
  • Play
  • Train rides and flights
  • Learning to surf
  • Building relationships
  • Magic
  • Rest
  • Recovery from injury
  • Inspiration
  • A drive across Jakarta / your city of choice
  • Getting the knack of whatever knack-based skill you’re trying to acquire
  • Good conversation
  • Growing up
  • Helping other people grow Up
  • Transformation of communities
  • Actually enjoying a novel / film / song / event (which is presumably why you’re reading / watching / listening / going)
  • The last mile of a marathon
  • Digging up the road:
See 1:15 for The Immortal Mr Bull: “It will take as long as it takes.”


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