Man, the Royal Mail is great. My repaired/replaced (at no charge I might add, hats off to The English Shaving Company!) ebony-handled E.J. Chatsworth razor was shipped from the U.K. on December 19th, and arrived today…5 days during the peak Christmas delivery rush! Meanwhile stuff from the U.S. takes about 2 weeks these days. And not to be outdone….stuff from Canada takes about a week! Still didn’t beat the record from last shipment though….2 days from England to Canada from date the order was placed with TESC.
Its Christmas time and along with sugar-plum fairies, the concept of currency naturally comes to mind. The word “currency” is almost synonymous with money, but in reality it has a far deeper meaning that we may define as: Something of value that you can exchange with others in order to acquire something else of value. So, money is only one form of currency. In fact, money is not really currency…it is rather just a common yardstick for one type of currency. In reality your real currency comes from a combination of your time, knowledge, skills, attitudes, etc……and how you choose to use them and what you value in exchange for them. For example, if you choose to use your currency to make money in order to acquire things, then money and things is a realistic measure of your currency. If on the other hand, you use your currency (time, etc.) in order to visit sick people in the hospital, or to improve your education, or to pursue your Art, then money and things become poor measures of how successful you really are in creating value for yourself. You may still make money, but the money is no longer aligned with what you really value…your true currency as it were.
Confusing money with currency is like a shorter person carrying around a 7 foot yardstick and telling people, “Look, I’m 7-feet tall”.