Sunday, November 13, 2016

Why write ... seriously to ... you!

When you take a pause from personal writing, even if somewhat public, and go into observation mode, you take it on as a learning experience. That is clearly what I have done here with Northworthy. Even prophetically. With posts 7 years and 27 days apart.

Sure I wrote bits n bites here and there, and for work. All elsewhere.

But I did not devote myself into 'me' and what serious and good thoughts I have today, to reflect on, or on the matters that come into my mind that need serious focus, in that entire span.

The "fly bye" reactive and attention sharing Facebook or Twitter worlds? "Look at this, look at that, share this and share that. For the curious, amitriptyline ...

Would it be fair to call either an environment, one for much original thinking of your own?

For that matter, social gaming, part of the new economy, takes you away just as drugs or alcohol could, from facing life square on. If you get stuck in a competitive environment, with "social" reinforcement, you may end up here.

I did. And I was not a formative youth. It just happened.

It was almost like an early 70's experience for me, where through soft drugs, I went consciousness raising.

But I woke up and said "No." That was me at 19 years of age.

And the "wreckage" of those choices took at least 25 years to repair.

My teenage sons went there and are still there in their early 20's. Social gaming is their crutch but do they think that it is also holding them back from taking their own thoughts seriously?

The most important thing to me is my own thoughts. They shape me. Who else is going to take care of that "me"? FB will not. Twitter will not. Social gaming will not. None of those modern distractions will let "me" think forward from my own thoughts, in any serious manner, other than extremely briefly.

You are up to you! Never forget it.

Yes "love" helps but it also enables you, whether off the tracks, or on the tracks. A good partner can cause reflection, give space, and if you are developed (will you ever grow up?), you can roll with it and do "ok."

A lot people choose to be ok but to me, one part of "ok" is not. Satisfied.

I think there is more to life than just resting on where you have been and where you are.

What about where you are going to be and how you are going to get there, in control and in charge of your own life?

How is your self examination of today going to be in the "noise" ? It will be noisy and delayed by necessaries.

I work in a fast paced, interrupted environment with many competing interests and ideas to balance and execute on, as best I can, give it my excellence, all day, every day. I did get my first million that way and will get my second as well - I am not hurting even though a "million" is not what it once was.

For a non-have guy, but a be-ing guy, life is good. With nothing, it would be good but the choice of being v. having has given a slow-learner, a balanced good life, with love and kindness and much food for thought.

That is what writing does for me: I check and think and dig.

Surely I can check on my being, verbally or mentally, while saying to the standard "Howse it going?" "Good!"

Maybe that time is to start the quickie checkup ... and remember your goals and fundamentals for that day. When its time to write, work on those long terms goals, free of noise, in contemplative thought.

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