by Eric Chaet
Since I don’t have 1,000 years to change the world forever for better, & since I can’t count on people effectively to assume big chunks of my duties—tho I allow for the possibility, & am alert to offers, & what is required of me in return—I have to re-engineer myself.
Some people are punch-drunk—with lots of good reason—& need more help than they can provide. Some are in trouble thru no fault of their own, & some have self-handicapping habits & attitudes, & are likely to pull under whoever attempts to save them from drowning.
Some people are proud of their effectiveness at this or that specialty, whether they are actually serving anyone or deluding themselves, & however narrow their specialty & service. Each of them has some understanding & skill I can make use of, & each of them insists that I communicate with them in terms they understand, if I am to hope for any cooperation from them. In fact, if I don’t so communicate with them, they are liable to place obstacles in my path, laws, for instance, rules, insistent expectations of normal behavior, even violence.
I’m pretty smart, but that doesn’t make me an expert at the use of the internet, of plumbing & masonry & electrical skills & equipment, at the use of money & payment systems, trading platforms, media, political organizations, contracts, on-going belief systems, languages, mathematics, etc. It’s a pretty big bite that needs chewing & digesting.
It’s necessary to look after the chewing & digesting apparatus all the while—anatomy, physiology, hygiene, nutrition, sleep, exercise, infective viruses, bacteria, fungi, the use of the mind-boggling medical & insurance & legal bureaucracies….
Likewise, it’s necessary to organize my work & props, & attend to the needs & desires of those with whom I share the most resources.
If I am to live long enough to put into effect what I have long been working at, I must increase my revenues without equivalently (or worse) increasing my costs, too.
All this, without forgetting what I’m doing.
That’s how it is for you, too, with appropriate modifications for your initial state & the solution state or states you envision & are working toward, & keep more effectively envisioning & working toward.