We’ve all heard, “It’s not about quantity but quality,” or some variation of this concept, usually in reference to the acquisition of material goods. And is soon followed by the popular quip, “you get what you pay for.”
If time is our greatest currency then experience is a spectrum, circling between quality and quantity.
If you were to start a new book each day, regardless of whether you completed the one you started yesterday, you could create a lot of new experiences (quantity) but the quality of those experiences may not be as great than if you started a new book only after finishing the last. Similarly, if you aspire to be a baseball player, an astronaut, a cowboy and a pianist, your competence and skill will develop in tandem with whichever activities you may engage that can be applied to your aspiration.
(5.23) Power is manifested through the individual. Each individual is a channel whereby energy is differentiated in form.