Thursday, July 9, 2015

Adages From A Bone Head II: Resource Mangement



Song:  Time

Artist:  Hans Zimmer






(A different sunset from a couple of days ago...
as taken by my wife from our backyard.
It contains no special meaning for his article...
I just need to publish at least one photo per article for it to catalog fully).



For perspective of all following articles in this series...
I recommend reading from the first articles in order:




This is the next in a series of adages I feel are important general rules to realize...
especially for all of those on the Autistic Spectrum.

Many on the Autistic Spectrum utilize general rules to live by...
as a guide in how to conduct their lives in a world where
they think differently from most people.

My son, Alex...
has greatly benefited from learning general rules of thought and conduct
to help him navigate his way through social situations he doesn't fully understand.

Or...
more accurately...
doesn't understand the underlying motives for.

Just as many of us do...
children on the Autistic Spectrum fully realize that something is wrong...
they just don't know why it is so.

In not knowing what had caused the awkward situation...
they don't know what to correct...or that even they had done anything wrong.

Often times...
unless the situation is ruled by logic...
they don't understand why people are not fully honest and direct.

Many children on the spectrum...
although they don't fully develop social filters some deem as a necessary part
of groups living together, and so...
socially adept people do and say things they really do not mean...
spectrum children often have a direct line from their hearts...
to their actions.

When Alex was very young...
he would stand in close proximity to people...
and put his face near another's when speaking to them.

Through his in home ABA therapy...
and the gentle guidance provided by the therapists...
he was taught proper distancing from others.

I believe, in his mind...
his heart was telling him that to like something...
or someone...is to be near them.

Through a general rule of one arm's distancing, as a minimum...
from others when speaking to them...
he learned to apply this to all manner of situations...
and has had no distancing problems since.


General rules are what people use to simplify their lives...
to be able to render decisions quickly and automatically.


I think too many people have lost their way in life
because of a great lack of guiding principles in their lives.


Again...
although I am not a believer of any theology...
I am in alignment, in principle, with any religion which practices:

Good over Evil...
Right over Wrong

 Love over Hate

Deferred Gratification over Hedonism

Respect For Self and Others over Disrespect and Unearned Elitism

Expressed Goodwill Towards Others over Predation
(in all of its manifestations)

A Giving Heart over A Larcenous or Parasitical Heart

Freedom of Heart, Mind, and Body over Enslavement 
(independence vs dependence)

Education over Ignorance
(true critical reasoning vs blind regurgitation of a dogma)

Leading By Example over Force, Fear or Manipulation
(attraction vs repulsion...pulling vs pushing...encouragement vs punishment)

Moral Structure vs Moral Anarchy
(leadership by morals vs a laissez faire acceptance of any behavior)

Merit over Mediocrity 
((you reap what you sow) extraordinary rewards for extraordinary efforts and results
vs
any manifestation of a Marxist idiot-ology...sorry...ideology :)

ETC...


Actually...
I believe in many of the same morals and principles of many
of the world's great religions...
just for a different reason.


The adages I followed in life came from applied morals
as condensed into principles I had seen as a general truth...
and as a path of efficiency and effectiveness to tread in life.




My Adage:  

'Do the most...
with the least...
in the least amount of time...
through efficiency'.


Or...
for those who desire a little more dramatic flair:

My Dramatic Adage:

'The dragons of time bow to no one...
but to the king of efficiency.'



Reasoning:  

Perfection in results is achieved only through perfection in effectiveness.

Perfection in effectiveness is only possible through perfection in efficiency.

Perfection in efficiency is the only thing which gives the most...
using the least...in the shortest amount of time.



EVERYTHING...
absolutely everything in life...
is all about EFFICIENCY.

Efficient utilization of what we have...
not only leads to the most effective desired result...
it leads to the greatest rate of gains...
and so, may be enjoyed earlier...
and/or the results may have an ultimately higher plateau...
given time.

It is the art of Resource Management.




Time is our most precious commodity
(not my adage).


Okay...
you may be thinking to yourself...

"I understand how our time is limited...
I understand how we may never have enough...
but how is it a commodity?"

It ties in to money.

Money is the crystallization of intelligent effort over a period of time.

We trade our time and efforts for money earned...in all of our professions.


As we only have one life to live...
and as our time and resources are limited...
and uncertain...
we must use our time as efficiently as possible...
to do the most, with the least, in the least amount of time.

By investing time wisely...
money and further resources may be gathered
to allow you to fully enjoy life in the quality desired...
and with the greatest quantity of time left...
but you first must know yourself.

---

Further explained:


'By investing time wisely...'


Meaning:

This starts in youth.

To explore an interest and possible careers...
to dream the dream...and a route to the achievement of it...
preparing yourself for it through academic achievement...
and/or countless hours of specialized training
(hard core dedicated practice of an art).

This is to practice the art of efficiency in study...
and to build the necessary attribute of deferred gratification...
so efficiency in life is achieved.


---


'...money and further resources may be gathered
to allow you to fully enjoy life in the quality desired...
and with the greatest quantity of time left...
but you first must know yourself.'




Meaning:


First...
what it does not mean.

It does not mean to be miserly...
it does not mean to focus your life on merely the accumulation of money.




I harp on the necessity to pay credence to Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs...
although, I would add a crowning star to the top.

When two self fulfilled people meet...
and share a magic love...
and later, share a great love for their children...
well...
it doesn't get much better than this.


Sorry...
anyways...

never mind the often misquoted meaning...

'Money is the root of all evil'


The true meaning is...

'The love of money is the root of all evil (or...all kinds of evil).'


Money is a tool used to buy the necessary components 
towards achieving happiness.


No one can be truly, and fully, happy without having...
at least...
established the first two levels of the hierarchy pyramid.

Without peace of mind...
no true happiness is possible.


But...
a person who spends all of his time working for money...
and not enjoying life on the way...
and especially, someone who's end goal is to never stop
gathering money because that is the only thing in which he finds happiness...
is wasting a non-renewable resource (time)...
in the gathering of merely another resource (money)...
that he is treating as his life's goal.



However...
the most efficient way to lead life...
is to know yourself early enough to know and chase your dreams...
 to have a deep love and passion for what you do...
to have the dream pay enough so life may be fully enjoyed throughout 
the whole of the pyramid without worries...
and so, you may retire when you wish...
and only if you wish to have more time to chase a new passion.

To look forward to going to work...
to love it all day long at work...
to feel good about yourself after work...
to make good money...
and at the same time...
have a good retirement...
all the while having time to enjoy the simple pleasures in life...
throughout all of life...
and to be able to lead others towards...
and to share with them...
these great pleasures.

This is the path we are guiding our son to walk in life.

To be happy in the chasing of his dream...
of loving living his dream...
of having no worries for the rest of his life...
of having filled his life full of deep love and adventure...
and so, of having no regrets.

It is all about efficiency...
it is all about intelligent resource management.


Doing the most...
with the least...
in the least amount of time...
to achieve the highest sustainable quantity of quality...
in life.














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