Most of us rarely think about our most precious possession. Asked about it, we’re likely to think of heirlooms, childhood memorabilia, old photographs or trophies, one’s house, one’s job, one’s life savings or other sensible-sounding things.
To my mind, our most precious possession is intangible and essential to our well being. It is also something we rarely think about and might not even be able to describe very well if asked to do so. I’m talking about our view of things in general, the working picture we have of life, the values and conceptions that shape our experience.