Lobsters and cockroaches
New Englanders can agree that lobsters are a delicious treat. Succulent, sweet, juicy, and messy, they’re also quite pricey. However, this wasn’t always the case.
According to E.L. Hamilton, they used to be “cheaper than beans.” Taking over beaches in a squirming mass of greenish-brown sometimes 2ft deep, they were called “cockroaches of the sea” and were given to prisoners, slaves, and pigs.
Nowadays, because they’re scarce. Because they’re hard to cook (you have to cook them live and crack through their shells). Because you have to eat them immediately. The culture shifts and lobsters become more valuable.
So what does that have to do with you?
The work that you do is meaningful and valuable.
What might you gain if you introduced scarcity and immediacy?
Thanks for caring!
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