Despite the fact that I should be working on my Green Growth assignment (delightful to research, painful to write), here's a brief flash of clarity that I experienced:
Most of the "things" I like are means to an end and not the end itself. It's time to shift my focus?
Exhibit A: my recent obsession, tea. Well I enjoy the liquor itself, what I really want to get out of drinking tea is time to slow down and feel at peace, the ritual of preparing tea, and exploring the culture behind the beverage (such as traditional methods of processing).
Exhibit B: building engineering. Buildings are the medium in which I want to create a more sustainable world.