On Preferences

“You should not have a favorite weapon, or, by the way, any kind of exaggerated preference. Becoming too attached to a weapon is as bad as not knowing it well enough. You should not imitate others, but use that which suits you, and that you can handle with competence. To entertain preferences is bad for both commanders and soldiers. “


— Musashi Miyamoto, “The Book the Five Rings”

Think – using and appreciating the resources you have at your immediate disposal instead of being a one-trick pony, only writing with that perfect tool, cooking in the perfect kitchen, or practicing with that ideal weapon. 

If you hold too many preferences you severely limit the condition of your enjoyment of life, and your ability to create anything beautiful and useful.