Opportunity Costs

Opportunity costs, the one term, besides supply and demand, that stuck with me the most from my economics classes. The gist; for everything gained, there is something lost. Opportunity costs exist everywhere, in everything we do. Take, traveling offseason. The perks: smaller crowds, cheaper accommodations. The downside: not everything is open.

Tuscany, in the offseason, for us was a week of relaxation. Most wine tours and daily excursions found in the summer were closed, but Siena was just as beautiful, perhaps more so with the reduced crowds and laidback pace, knowing that there wasn’t anything we could do besides just relax and enjoy being in one place. A prelude for the things to come in a world of social distancing, which for introverts is just more of the same.


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