Wayne Burdick, N6KR and co-founder of Elecraft shared a valuable allegory (or is it a metaphor?) about ham radio things in this post, Collecting stamps vs. seashells:

“Speaking of which, if you get tired of collecting stamps, let’s say with your VFO parked at 14.074 MHz, wander up or down the band and take a crack at doing things the hard way, using other modes. Listen. Search. Wade knee-deep among the hazards, taking chances, employing new skills…”