Perfection's curse

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When we become aware of better, we're automatically aware of worse. Differences are magnified by extending boundaries.

Where once I might have been just fine with this or that, being exposed to better lowers tolerance for worse. Food is a great example.

Next week I travel to Las Vegas for the annual CES where eating has become something of a challenge. Most of the high-end food choices in Vegas have been institutionalized—homogenized—to the point of off-putting to me.

I understand that as a vegetarian living in a meat-consuming world I am always a pain in the kitchen's butt. I get that. But it doesn't mean the food quality has to be dumbed down to the point of mere acceptance vs. enjoyment.

The same is true for hi-fi.

Once you get exposed to better, it's hard to go back to worse.

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Paul McGowan

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