forgetting what we are trying to accomplish.
― Friedrich Nietzsche
I refer to conversations that dwell on prospective (not actual) followers, easy money, vaporware, and the idiocy of competitors.
The same holds for conversations that dwell on illness, banking, airlines, politics, and other broken systems.
Though fun while they last, balloon rides suck up time and take you nowhere near your destination.
HAT TIP to Richard Hendrickson for the breezy metaphor.