Sunday, 15 December 2013

Harvesting our Resources

What men need is to increase their levels of resourcefulness. The root word can be treated as a naturally occurring wealth that lies in you awaiting your arrival. Yes it is tacky to use the metaphor of inner resources like gold or oil. Men , we do not like the thought that maybe we are just this meat and bone entity that can be harvested for our work potential, but we have to face facts, we are always going to be producing actions and results and it is high time we, as the keepers of these bodies, began to experience the benefits of being human.

I am not much for the thought of reincarnation, neither in an afterlife or a second one. It all goes downhill after the age of 65, so be at peace with life. In the meanwhile we are going to be in the world and of it. It is in our best interests to make the most of it. You know what makes you happy, maybe not always able to articulate it but you know it when it is in front of your face. If it is having a late morning on the week-end if you are a wage earner, or just keeping your eye on a certain someone who is known to have that certain smile you are living for. You know what brings life to your human aspect.

Lets try to understand the meaning of life, the intention you bring to situations, the brute force you are able to apply to the difficult equations you face in your day. It is odd how there is a saying that if it is good then more is better. We can take this to all kinds of extremes. We can try to amass all the wealth leaving nothing for anyone else. We can try to foul up other mens plans to get into their groove, or just not be social. Sometimes I think blogging is anti social because it is a pouring forth of words that only contains the hope of nourishing any other soul.

Lets talk about passwords. I have issues with my recall at times. I am on occasion asking for a password reset. It happens something I just changed my password and I have to get another reset because I did not write that password down. But adding a physiological aspect to manage them is not an option. I can only hope to train this brain to keep track of things better. I suppose the good in all of that is the brain is very flexible. We can develop a system whereby we classify all the access points we use as being secure level 1,2,3,4 etc. I think websites that want you to log in to comment are level 5.  I can use a generic password on all of these. I do not recommend treating identity issues in a lax manner. I know that even losing a Starbucks card with maybe 10 dollars on it is not a big issue, but it opens the door to speculation on what will happen to that instrument and its potential.

Do things you like to do. Use your resourcefulness to make extra time. Cut out what are to you non-essentials. Maybe it is the coffee breaks, the long lunches, or even the commute home.  Find a friend to stay downtown with.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

My Little Tilt

What is time good for if it can be wasted. Oh I hear it said. People think time is some scarce commodity to share sparingly. The clock mimics our internal cycles. In that sense time is the prefect metaphor for our existence. You may have heard me say there is no such thing as a perfect metaphor; if it were so perfect it would be redundant. But in this case we can actually observe peoples behavioural patterns co-relating to times. There are times of our lives, good times, bad times, some time ago and maybe some day. Which ever time we are in we will have to acknowledge the role the time setting implies to the overall situation. What is more, the sleep, work and play - all follow the clock.  I can say it is bed time and we all understand that the time is such. Time to do things to take care of our human aspect. Time of day, time of the year, even that point in my life. What is in my mind as I tap out this rhyme, the thoughts I entertain are the same ones that my brain has been over, a thousand times. Cyclic redundancy check. Yes the brain does not shut down when it cannot handle a concept. It stores it away for another day.

Time marches on. Maybe we need to slow it down. How though? The clock does not offer any suggestions.  If we replaced the internal mechanism with a slower one we would just get a slow clock. What if we phased the whole concept of time out, what if we took the cue from science and realized time is relative and just live as though time did not really matter? There might be a few missed appointments, brides left  at the alter, but very few beers left undrank. Parties might last longer. What would we get done really? There might be a lot less order than there is now. Without the time ultimatum there would be no hurry to pull back the troops in a battle, there might not be any timeline for peace. Food might not be planted on time or shipped or slaughtered on time. We might not have purchased our winter clothing in the fall or our shorts in the spring.