Can’t Break It More

If you have a broken lawnmower, you’ve got a few options. You can try to fix it yourself, you can pay someone else to fix it, you can buy a new one, or (I suppose) you can just never mow your lawn again.

You should absolutely try to fix it yourself. Unless of course, you’re really, really sure that you absolutely will not be able to fix it yourself. In that case, you should definitely try to fix it yourself!

Look, it’s broken. You can’t make it worse than it is, because it’s at 0%. So you might as well learn something! Maybe you’ll learn why you can’t fix it. Maybe you’ll learn how you could have prevented the break. Maybe you’ll figure out what a better model would look like for the next one you get, or become knowledgeable enough to not get taken advantage of by a shady repair guy.

Maybe you’ll fix it.

But no matter what happens, the other options are still going to be there. Yes, you might waste two hours – except no, you can’t do that. You can spend two hours not fixing a lawnmower, but that’s not the same as wasting those two hours. You’ll learn, you’ll think, and with the right mindset, you’ll even have fun.

Life isn’t about taking the shortest route to a mowed lawn, after all.

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