Too often we water down things. I think relationships, friendships and personal rewards should look at business models on how to make sure things stay special. You look at shows or events you want to watch but you cannot afford or not avaliable. It absolutely drives up the want, it drives up the need.
A band like U2 charges outragesous amount of money for their venues, and they do not even play every major city. They could lower ticket prices and get more and bigger venues but it takes away the specialness.
The NFL network only has games on that are not broadcasted to everyone. People want to see the Thursday night game, they bitch they complain and whine. But there willl stilol watch the games on Sunday. Having things not readily avaliable; it make them more special, it make the event that much more mystical. Look at movies that are only in select theaters or a item that is only a certain place. It keeps it interesting…So remember to keep thjings interesting and keep things special
I found this list in Men’s Health. I think it is relative of what i am trying to say.
17 Things You Must Never Water DownReported by: Mike Zimmerman
1. The f-word. When you overuse it, you dilute its punch. But when the time is right, just see how far “Forget you, man! Forget you!” will take you.
2. Sorrows. They won’t drown. Trust us.
3. Your desires. If you keep to yourself how badly you want a raise, oral sex, or a cookie, you’ll score none of them. Nobody can read your mind.
4. Her T-shirt. Unless she says, “Please, please, pretty please!”
5. Likes and dislikes. You don’t have to dig Watchmen. You don’t have to hate He’s Just Not That Into You. Enjoy what you enjoy, and make no apologies. But you can, if you so choose, decide who to tell these things to. Which brings us to…
6. The truth. Dirty laundry, rattling skeletons, hidden histories: That is the truth. It’s so rare and valuable that people hoard it, bury it, and pay huge sums to keep it secret. The truth equals your true worth. That’s why it’s so powerful when you speak it in full. Which you should, when you are to speak it at all.
7. Your gaze. Focused eyes speak. They are passionate. They tell a woman that she’s meaningful, and a man that you mean business. Don’t look away until they know it.
8. Your reaction to someone’s deliberate disrespect.
9. Anything you create. Whether you’re building a brick barbecue or writing a novel, if there’s a certain way you want it, you damn well better make it that way. Compromise with women and neighbors, not yourself.
10. Hot peppers. Water won’t help you a damn bit. Milk, friend, milk.
11. Whiskey. True story: While sitting at a bar we like, we heard the bartender take an order for Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel and Coke. “Who the hell orders that with Coke?” we asked. “Julian Lennon,” said the waitress. Naturally. Goes to show: When you corrupt whiskey, all you do is embarrass Dad.
12. Your praise. Two things enrich a compliment: earnestness and a heartfelt grin. One thing makes your compliment worthless: the word “but.”
13. Pancake mix. Leave it goopy and you’ll get flapjacks like sofa cushions.
14. Your other five senses: humor, style, direction, honor, and wonder.
15. Your brain. Do you have any idea how much more satisfying Chandler, Hemingway, Palahniuk, and other writers are than reality TV? Any idea?
16. Time for yourself. You’re not alone if your cellphone is on. Or if you’re checking e-mail. Or if — hey, what’s your girlfriend doing here? Tell her to go home. It’s okay. People may always be looking for you, but they’ll understand if you’re not always available.
17. Effort. It’s easy to say you’ll give it your all. But if that were easy to actually do, wouldn’t you be done by now?