Martian Thoughts

Limited access, limiting access


When access is limited, it is hard to believe that complete access may be more limiting.

If we could choose any restaurant in the world for dinner tonight, it is likely we would end up ordering a takeaway meal from the restaurant around the corner. If I could choose any instrument and any musician for my next production, I’d probably stick to guitar and vocals for fear of spending the next year – or decade – sorting through impossible lists of possibilities.

Making the most of our access is a skill we often forget to hone. When the options are endless, we might as well pick randomly and make the most of whatever we get. The difficult alternative is to work on our choices, update them regularly and be okay with the unavoidable stream of mistakes awaiting ahead of us.