We set Goals and schedule Projects. Welcome, Chaos. What about Rest, our forgotten source of energy? HMW schedule rest for our hours, days, weeks, months, years?
Energy is more important than efficient result. Because energy caries emotions which we remember. We forget the results. We often change paths and past results don’t matter. But the energy stays. We remember.
I asked a nurse: “What is one thing about caring?” “Love and compassion,” she said.
How to learn to love everybody then? There are tools for efficiency. But what about scaling caring?
It comes down to micro interactions. Being kind to oneself. And others. Even if the inside burns with anger.
Observing the World is not noticing Problems to fix, but rather noticing the Beauty, both the aesthetics and the function.
Problems breed ideas, sure, but also cary an emotion. While the Beauty also breeds ideas, and caries a different kind of emotion.
Emotion matters because it inspires behaviour.
Self-structure is important. Especialy when we use computers daily – to learn, work, get inspired, generate ideas, communicate, do work again, reflect, create.
So much knowledge there, like an inner innovation playground. Most of the things we do we forget or simply don’t capture at all.
What if we would capture some more? Would you like to see and know your interests over time? What influences your thinking and doing? And feeling! What topics have you explored since you started using a computer/phone? What projects have you worked on? Where’s your personal icebox [an archive]? I would certainly would love to know all that.
The world is so uncertain these days. I think someone else’s thought and reply in my mind – was it ever certain?
I notice how I enjoy questions. So many friendships have started this way. But there’s more to that.
Questions to me work as a safety bubble. A way to trust the world, because I trust myself. What other tool gives a lasting trust if not a simple act of turning a problem into a question, and then looking for information, doing projects to try things out and find your answers.
Here I mentioned a tip. Did you notice?
How important it is to involve in an activity of determining your own values. Because – that’s how we trust the world, by starting to trust oneselves. From trust comes a willingness to collaborate, rather than fight, literally.
Values determination comes from observation.
Give the world tools to observe and some time.
Would a world evolve to a better place to be?
Ethics is a common topic in business and in technology. What are ethics? It’s a personal question, first.
Making myself (and/or others) better vs. Making myself (and/or others) worse.
The challenge is – ecosystems we live in are so complex and complicated, so that in most moments we cannot answer this question.
How might we simplify? Why complicate?
How might we have a good existence individually and collectively as human beings?
This question bothers my mind for a long time now. When I lived in the city, I wasn’t healthy nor happy. I’ve seen the same in friends, colleagues, relatives. How about you? What’s your existence indicator? Well, first, let me summarise what’s on my mind.
Good existence to me means feeling healthy and happy. I may be hungry but if I’m full of life, I’m alive. With all my and human needs in mind, I wonder, how about I jump a few ladders and straight to the top within a pyramid of human needs? (Below).
So I made my observation — urban people have poor health and happiness level — and, now experiment time.
Linking Health with the Human Needs
How might we design a test that examines if there’s any link between mental health condition and satisfaction of a self-actualisation need in urban people?
To be continued!