Saturday, 7 April 2018

Selfmanagement

I believe in each individuals' obligation to take care of themselves as far as possible, to develop themselves as far as possible, to be as useful contributes to their society as possible and to be optimists.

Manage your own businesses, your own affairs, your own taxes. Know how to feed yourself, to cook, clean, sew and handle your house is the first step. Asking for help, that is also each persons personal task.

I once had a young manager who announced she did not know how to cook.
Proudly. Victorian. As if it showed something good about her.
In the same company there also was an old manager who bought a new shirt when a button fell out of a shirt. None of those behaviours generate confidence and I would want neither of them on my team on a deserted island.

I am most certainly not a 'prepper' but I am prepared to handle myself, help my closest and possibly you too. I am not a libertarian, I value the role of a society, a congregation, a group connection, a clan, possibly even a family structure. I think we need each other and I will want be a contributor, not a burden. Not only a burden anyway.

If we all start by handling and managing ourselves the rest of our energies can be brought to generate common goods. It would reduce the amount of pain for others.

I have high expectations on myself. I want to step up and work hard to meet at least some of them.
And I want to be the person who can ask for help when I need it. 

How about you? Can you handle yourself?

6 comments:

  1. Well, I would say that I have made my way in the world standing on my own two feet relatively well. But we all benefit from having a caring society around us too for when we can't.

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    1. The accomplishment of both is something to be proud of.

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  2. I had a shaky start in my early twenties, but managed to make my way with all the basic skills and then some.
    I can't believe someone would be proud of not knowing how to cook.

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    1. You and me both, and the man too. I think the initial shakiness makes it more important later on.

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  3. If everyone handled themselves we could eliminate the need for police. And war.

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    1. And if everybody asked for help and was helped by others when asked, we'd all be better off.

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