- In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. Theodore Roosevelt
Grow a Bonsai Tree
The bonsai tree is a beautiful metaphor for human growth.
The bonsai seed is no different than a full-size tree. The restrictions in the size of the pot limit the reach of the roots so the tree isn’t able to grow to its full potential. The lesson: never limit yourself!
The bonsai cultivation has been practiced for nearly 2,000 years.
This makes it one of the oldest known art forms. Respect your elders!
Patience is a virtue.
It will take a lot of trial and error, but when you nail it, it’s all worth it.
There’s no way to speed up the growth process, so in the age of fast-paced social media, you can finally train yourself to calm down.
It’s like a gym for your mind.
Unlike animals, when a bonsai tree gets wounded, it grows around the injury instead of repairing it.
This leads to some very interesting designs.