committment and credit
When we make a committment, it’s not just to the others, it’s to ourselves.
It’s a promise to ourselves of the kind of person we want to be.
A committment is a kind of drunken time machine that paints a blurry picture of what our future might become if only we can continue along the path we’re traveling.
Credit purchases create weird double committments.
First, when making a credit purchase, we’re committing our future efforts to our present desires. We committ to paying over time to something we have now. We also, inplicitly committ to caring for the thing we’ve bought.
But again, it’s a time machine.
If you end up over committed, you might run out of time.
This is true whether you’re attempting to pay off a debt, or show up like you’ve promised.
What you committ to is what you’ll become.