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Better with time

Some things (and people) disappoint us after first acquaintance. Others seem to gain value as we get to know them better, giving greater satisfaction with time and use:

  • Well-made shoes
  • Good relationships
  • Foundational knowledge in a given field
  • Cast iron pans
  • Empathy
  • Good pillows
  • Life experience
  • Well designed spaces
  • Good sleep
  • Solidly made furniture
  • Kindness, patience, and other virtues
  • Imagination
  • Gardens
  • A dose of optimism or cheerfulness
  • Art
  • Curiosity
  • Generosity
  • History
  • Gratitude

What can you do to build “better with time” into your life and work?

First impressions matter, but not as much as the combination of second, third, fourth and fifth impressions.

I'd love to hear your thoughts and recommended resources...