Lake Como, Italy
There were a lot of lessons I learn from Italian culture during my trip. Not saying Italy or Europe is perfect – it’s easy to over-romanticize that part of the world. But there was one concept that stuck in my mind the whole time I was there and looking back, I am going to call it: “More Better.”
It’s so easy to get caught up in the opposite of More Better, which is “More More.”
More More is always in a hurry, because it thinks that the best is yet to come. But More Better doesn’t really rush, because it knows that the best is right now.
More More feels the need to look good. More Better wants to feel good. More Better uses things to create beautiful sensory experiences.
More Better. Spicy hand-pressed olive oil from the neighbor’s grove. The four gentlemen that must have been in their 70’s bantering leisurely over a round of 10 am Aperol Spritzes. Stopping in for some salami and also half an hour of chit-chat at the butcher. More better.