The More You Know, the Less You Need
What comes to mind when you think of the word “efficient”? The word may have some negative feelings associated with it, like: uncomfortable, stingy, or boring. Personally, I think of something that just became simpler, easier, and more enjoyable.
My Google search returns the definition: "achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense."
Life is not all about productivity. Rather than being a waste, unnecessary efforts and expenses can be the best part of the day. However, the more you know, the more you can do with less. Think of a child at craft time. He will write on, or cut up every scrap of paper available, to make one little picture. The beginner is still experimenting with new tools and techniques, to see what works. The master knows what works, and knows what is needed to get the job done; nothing less, and nothing more.
Discerning what you want and need comes from knowledge and experience. Until you are a master, you will have "wasted effort or expense", even at relaxing and having fun. Now think about your own life. Think about work, hobbies, food, and living in general. Do you have more than you need? Do you have more than you want? If so, maybe you need to learn more, so that you can get the job done with less. Learn more about the things that matter to you, so that you can become a master at your own life.
Can you think of something that is generally accepted as necessary, but you prefer to do without? Please share below in the comments section.