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What do you value?

Are those things worth enough to you to make the necessary sacrifices for? If not, then perhaps you do not value them as highly as you may think.

Riding in the car, I had to remove my sunglasses and looked for a good place to set them. On the dashboard, they could slide around and get scratched, just as they could if I put them in the glovebox or even in my bag. I began to think about how concerned I was about the sunglasses in relation to their value. They weren’t very expensive and I’d had them for over a year.

I started to think about how often we are concerned about things of little value. We often spend more emotional energy on things than they are really worth. If we spend our money on “stuff” that has little or no real value or importance, it is easy to fall into this trap of becoming overly concerned about things instead of spending our emotional energy on things that are really much more important.

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Firing My Boss

Today was my last day as an employee of T-Systems, the German IT company in Tokyo I’ve been working for since April of last year. A few of us got together to swap some drinks and memories after work. For the most part, it was a positive experience, but its time to move on. The Agel business is growing to the point where it can take off, and its just time to make a number of moves at the same time. I leave for Canada tomorrow.