My house was built in 1961, my garden tractor in 1983 and my mower sometime in the 1950s. My truck is 21 years old now and my car just turned 11. My lone pair of dress shoes are likely older than me. And the more I think about it, the more glad I am. I am a very risk averse person. I don’t go looking for adversity nor do I just like all old things. But I believe very strongly that there is great value in contentment and in making use of what you have. And furthermore, there is great freedom in letting go of perfection. As a dad, these are some of the things that I strive most to teach my children."