Return On Inconvenience 031



Four little words, Learn To Mock Convenience, keep me awake at night these days.

We’ve been trained as a people to think we are supposed to desire convenience in our lives.

However, there is a price to pay for convenience.

Drive through coffee, oil changes, laundry service, super expensive cell phone service, restaurants, pizza delivery, and everything they sell at the airport is “convenient”. And lord almighty, you will pay and pay and pay for those services.

Where is the line between reasonable convenience and overdoing it?

Is convenience always good? Or can convenience become a problem.

-Derek, Carrie, Amelie.


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  • Heather Mentzer

    I’m a little late to the party, but I just wanted to add, that whenever I feel inconvenienced I try to see the silver lining. Cooking at home allows me to teach my children to cook and ensures that they get a nutritious meal and I know what went in it. Hanging laundry outside gives it an amazing fresh smell. Making coffee at home instead of getting it on the way to work allows my husband and I an extra 10 minutes together in the morning. Sometimes what seems like a convenience can take longer in the end than just doing it yourself to begin with. Great episode!

    • http://www.derekandcarrie.com/ Derek C. Olsen

      Good point.

      You might enjoy this episode of Family Adventure Podcast.

      (Listen for the part when Rachel talks about the bubbles in the laundry bucket.)

      http://www.familyadventurepodcast.com/hemingway/

      -Derek