Food for Thought

My dad, being the engineer that he is, always says that 5% or more is statistically significant.  So does it solidify my nerdiness if I said that more than 5% of my Netflix recommendations are documentaries?

What?  I like National Geographic!  And it's only a matter of time before Nova actually catches the Loch Ness monster on film.  What's really pathetic is I get hooked on these things late at night.

So the latest installment was "Jiro Dreams of Sushi."  If you haven't see it, go watch it now.  It's on Netflix instant watch.  It's about one of the world's best sushi chefs.  He runs a restaurant that has ten seats and his sushi starts at $300 a plate.  Crazy right?  But everyone who eats at his place says it's totally worth the money.  Customers have to book their spot a month in advance.

What's really interesting about the documentary is Jiro himself.  They talk a little about what goes into his sushi making but most of the film is about his work philosophies.  The man is completely focused on always bettering himself.  Here's a guy that is arguably top in his field and yet he is always striving for more.  This or that adjustment to make the flavor that much better.

It's just really refreshing to watch.  He doesn't care about being the best.  The man has ambition for his craft alone.  And what it really teaches you is to take pride in your work.  If you make a mistake, who cares?  It's just part of the learning process.


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