Time – Baby Needs New Shoes

24 hours in a day:

Is time the great equalizer in a life?  A life that serves an economic system requiring you to compete for a living wage?

It may seem so at first blush – or so it did with me.  The more I contemplated the role time plays in a complicated system like “living a full life”, the more apparent it became that there is much room for debate.

Is time the great equalizer – one of very few level playing fields?  Um, nope.  Not as I now understand it.  But then, maybe I am wasting time right now.  Maybe not.  I dunno…

Baby need new shoes.

Anticipation

It seems to me, that there are many states of being that define living a life.  One of the best is anticipation.  A nearly permanent condition, anticipation drives much of the small tweaks we make to life decisions as we await results – desired or otherwise.  Not surprisingly, these small doses of life-tweaks go unnoticed by the host.  To what, I am not sure.

It does beg the question – is that a good thing?  More direct, does it matter and can it be controlled?

It Never Stops

We are creatures of habit.  A habit is defined as “a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.”  Fair enough.

So, it would seem then, that habits are learned – perhaps through an ongoing a sequence of behaviors – behaviors ultimately tweaked and tailored as the acts of humanness are refined.  Works of art or depravity – to each their own.

I am not clear on an obvious point – if we can actually “unlearn” something, Setting a TBI aside, what is that all about – the learning process?  Maybe it all comes down to replacing an old habit with a new habit – is that learning and forgetting?  Not sure if that result is a step forward or a step back.  Or, maybe, the result is destined to not move anywhere – a zero sum game in the end.  That’s depressing…

I think I need a candy bar.  I have one right here.  Time to execute.

So, it Begins!

I am looking forward to another wonderful fall semester.  Of course, I sometimes glance backward, but would argue I only look back to refine or recenter my current path.  I never seem to leave any bread crumbs behind – is that a good thing?  Another life conundrum.

As I navigate life, I also wonder if “looking left and right” come into play.  Is it just about forward and backward?

There is a buried life metaphor to be explored, but it escapes me at the moment.  I’ll let it be, for now.