I’m writing this post on a 15 hour flight. I really like long flights.
The reason why is because I feel like I have all the time in the world on a long flight. There’s no rush.
When you’re on the ground, there’s so much that you can be doing. You can meet with or have a call with anyone else who is on the ground, read, browse the web, and so much more.
When you’re on a plane, however, you can only interact with the other people on the plane, you can only read the few books you’ve brought onboard with you, and you can’t browse the web (although some flights have internet access it’s usually very spotty so I get frustrated trying to browse and eventually give up). The list could go on.
The more you’re able to do, the more you want to do. And this makes you feel rushed. Since you’re able to do less on a plane than on the ground, you recognize this and naturally adjust what you want to do towards doing less. Wanting to do less makes you feel less rushed, and that feels good.
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