Shorts 091

Society’s misunderstanding of our technological advancements is demonstrated in its lack of stewardship.

Our lives are filled with notifications we don’t want.

We have ambiguous news reporting.

False claims, inspired by greed, fill our ears.

Meanwhile, small communities are drowned out by this noise. These bastions of hope carry the torch of truth, seek to protect the voice of individuality, and honor the value of democracy.

Yet, we cannot hear them.

What else are we missing?

At what cost are we enjoying our freedom from stewardship?

Shorts 090

I wish we told our children the truth – that we never really grow up and we’re always trying to do so.

That makes me think: I should worry less about where I’m going and acknowledge that I will always be going there.

Me, Trying to Keep Myself Motivated (to do a thing I had decided to do (e.g. go get a sip of water)

Preface: Reader, take “go get a sip of water” as an instance of the term “Decide to Act”

I think about monkey-mindedness and I tell myself:

Command to self: “Let yourself do what you had decided to do in the first place, if that’s still what you wish to have done.”

I realize the phrase “you wish to have done” can be read as:
A) thinking  –  “your will to have it happen”, or
B) doing  – “you wish you had already done”
The duality can be followed backwards from the word play to imply that the term “Decide to Act” has a duality as well, with the term “Act with One’s Body.”

Now, let’s optimize our control over these variables!

Let’s oppose our ability to get things physically done with our ability to make a decision. Then, they are mathematically correlated, these logical endpoints, such that there is a slider which can be used to optimize the net return on investment (the sum of your ability to make decisions + ability to get things done with the body).  //this might not make sense later…but it makes sense right now…

Thus, so that your will achieves its highest return on your time/energy while balancing acts of doing and acts of thinking in accordance with itself, one (will) should:

“Lesson: Move and think each with optimized deliberation.”

Interpretation: If you’re trying to get something done (in any context), if it’s mental then stop moving extraneously, if it’s physical stop thinking extraneously. Your ability to hone your attention (with an awareness of the difference in these two “actions” (thinking and doing)) significantly impacts your productivity (in thought and action).

Above, I have claimed the simple act of “moving with more or less deliberation per an increased awareness of their duality” is a direct improver of one’s “ability to control and benefit from their thoughts and actions.”

That’s a bold claim! But where did I slip up in the thought process? Anywhere?

Shorts – 087

What are we doing that is so precious to us that we’d forget to speak to our families for years? I’m talking about really communicating. How long does a good conversation take? An hour? Three hours? And how long has it been since you talked to your spouse or child for an hour with minimal interruptions? I know we are busy with important things, but I’m getting the feeling that lots of it is not worth our precious time.