Actually, self-control is a very good quality to have. In some cases it can save your life. Say you are on a mountain yodeling. The ski patrol happens by to tell you there is a huge snowy overhang above your head and you need to stop your outrageous noise making before it triggers an avalanche. Even though you now have the urge to belt out your rendition of the Ricola commercial, self-control kicks in to save you and everyone else on the mountain.
Today I was not on the mountain. I was shopping for a book. No big deal, right? My son is reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and highly recommended it to me. The book has been around since 1957 and I see it all the time while out book browsing… until today, because now I’m looking for it.
While running errands I stopped at every thrift store I passed and a couple I had to go out of my way to pass. I scoured the shelves for the hidden treasure that today wasn’t to be found. But hey, it wasn’t all a waste of time. Even though right now I’m surrounded by eleven bookshelves stuffed with about a billion words, I decided these books below needed to be added to the mix.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.