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.
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?
I have been inattentive in a few categories. But then, who has not. I am, nonetheless, optimistic in a number of life pursuits.
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.
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.
Seasons change – sometimes more often in bitter climates. In California, not so much. Resulting perceived deviance in norms begs the question, just where is the intersection between the interloping congruence of observation versus another’s concrete reality?
Dunno. Generally don’t care, except for today.
You have to love some quotes, if not for their insight, at least for their ability to clarify or wonderfully a feeling or belief. And, there you have it.
“Your actions speak so loudly, I cannot hear what you say.” Emerson
Time is constant. I do not wonder where it went, but I do wonder where it goes…
I am not a whiz at physics. That stated, I just inherently believe there is a direct relationship between “time” and any life event vying for one’s attention. I need to work on this. But then, I need to work on a lot of things…