I shave with a double-edged razor, or a safety razor. A safety razor is a bit of a misnomer for the modern man, as it’s far more dangerous than the triple-bladed Bic stuff or an electric razor, but is safer than a Sweeny Todd straight-edge razor.
I choose to do so not only because I hate the plastic waste of cartridge razors, but also because it forces me to be present while I’m shaving.
Yesterday I was shaving and I starting thinking about how much a certain person annoys me, and sure enough, I cut myself, leaving a thin slice on the side of my neck.
My lessons from this experience:
- When you focus on people who annoy you, you’re only going to hurt yourself.
- Staying present is difficult, but a skill worth fostering.
- Karma is real, so be nice.
- Just because something is routine, doesn’t mean you don’t need to pay attention.