You get what you pay for
I generally trust the adage “you get what you pay for”.
I’ve noticed this to be especially true in the world of jigsaw puzzles.
The calming act of assembling a puzzle has been a nice evening ritual that we adopted after listening to a Hugh Jackman recommendation on the Tim Ferriss Show.
Hugh convincingly described the unique building experience of the wooden Wentworth puzzles from England. Although these puzzles can range from thirty to over one hundred pounds, many times more than their cardboard dollar store counterparts, the difference is extraordinary.
The fun and unique ‘whimsy’ shapes that hide within.
The refreshing tactile feel of thick wooden pieces,
The subtle smells of wood burning and sawdust,
The pleasant ‘click’ of connecting pieces,
The securely ‘locked-in’ linkages,
The gorgeous artwork,
The experience is completely unfamiliar to it’s cardboard cousins, and easily worth the extra cost.
As is true in most areas of life, It may take a few extra ‘shillings’ to cross the ‘quality threshold’, but once you are there the experience is in a league of its own.
Now that’s a peak ethos.