Posted by john the younger on 01/15/2011 11:30:48
In reply to Re: Jacob Needleman posted by john the younger on 01/15/2011 07:24:44
On my morning walk I was watching the “time thieves” at work.
This afternoon I have a date with my daughter to set up a wireless
network in her home. In typical fashion I was “thinking through” the
process, including anticipating problems that might arise and devising
solutions for them!!! How about that for thievery.
What purpose did this use of time serve? I came up with two
possibilities. One, I was protecting my competent image from being
tarnished if and when I encountered a problem while setting up the
network. Two, somewhat connected to the first, is I would finish the
job quickly without too much time elapsing. There are probably
others….I am conditioned to anticipate problems and be a competent
problem solver. Oh, vanity.
Really rather funny, I could have been wasting time preparing for a
problem which might not arise. Setting up the network has no time
constraints but the ego made it important to accomplish the task in a
This deserves further inquiry.
Thanks again Eddie for the wake-up call.