Jaguar Growler & My Change of Heart
I was recently watching the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E-Type on Top Gear, my favorite car show of late. I love cars. I have a hard time keeping one for more than a couple years because I like to try new things. The hard top E-Type Jag is my favorite car of all time. It is by far and away my favorite looking car, so when I saw the new “Growler” I almost lost my mind. The Growler is the NEW version of the E-Type. They did an incredible job of making it even better looking than the original. Unfortunately, they let the price get out of control at $700,000. Yes you read that right.
So I’m sitting on the couch late at night reading about the car online and I ask myself a question and come to a realization.
What machine could possibly be worth $700,000 and why/how could I possibly pursue something like that when I have my body for “free”. It’s not the dollar amount that’s scary, I believe any of us can have anything if we put our mind to it. Even in terrible shape though, our bodies are infinitely more complex and technologically advanced than a car or any computer. Our bodies process hundreds of trillions of messages every second. We adapt, learn and grow with the world around us. We make decisions based on facts, knowledge, experience and emotion. We have feelings and those feelings impact how our body machines work. I realized that I’d be a fool to waste time chasing a car if it meant that I neglected the most beautiful machine in the universe, the human body. Whether your “Growler” is a job, a house, a car, a trip, a handbag or a pair of jeans, don’t let them get in the way of you caring for the most valuable asset you have and will ever have. Your body. I beg to differ with those who say one’s house is our greatest investment. If you aren’t investing in your health, you aren’t investing in your wealth.