Happy National Coffee day from the biggest coffee lover you probably read on the internet!
This day really made me think about what is my absolute favorite coffee in the entire world, and I got to say is the espresso macchiato. Surprisingly, I haven’t had one today but you know what? I don’t need a day to celebrate coffee. I celebrate it almost every day.
Since today is Thursday thoughts, I plan to talk a little bit about something I’ve been thinking within the last few weeks. It’s about how our human capacities and the resources that we have to exploit them.
The other day I remember how much I loved baking, and how often I used to bake. My family was very supportive by eating everything I prepared. However, as the scarcity of basic products started in Venezuela, my mom asked me to stop. Products like All purpose flour was really hard to get in the regular market, and they became very expensive in the black market. So in consequence, it was easier and cheaper to buy a cake already made than the flour itself. And then I stopped baking.
Years passed by and I forgot how to make a single cookie. How awful is that? Unfortunately, in socialist countries people have to work with the extremely limited amount of resources they count on, to the point of loosing (or forgetting) some capacities in the way.
Free markets on the other hand, are free because people are able to trade goods and services without an artificial intervention of the government or its institutions. If one day you decide to produce mason jars because you like them and you think you have a talent for it, then you’d be able to buy all the materials and tools you’ll need in order to produce one. Nevertheless if you don’t have access to the resources you need, most likely you won’t invest your efforts into exploiting that talent you have.
Of course that I started baking again since I realized that I was capable of doing it, which leaded me to my next thought: In a country where you only pay a few bucks for a batch of flour and where you only have to invest 5 minutes to pick it up from the shelve and pay for it at the grocery store, there are no excuses to limit your talents or capacities.
In fewer words, if you look around you and see a wide range of resources to exploit your capacities, then your limitations (if any) are only set by your own mind.
If you feel related to what I’m talking about then start today to do something you love, and cherish the fact that you’re free enough to do it!