Knowledge is cheap. Or more precisely, access to knowledge is cheap. Anyone with a smartphone and connection to the internet has abundant information at their finger tips. In matter of seconds, one can find any topics of interest.
Dare I say that with artificial intelligence, information retrieval is made easier more than ever. Why then would anyone bother to get a book from the library, go to school, or study for that matter? Why don’t we just ask Google or Siri?
Here lies the rub. Quick knowledge does not make individual an expert. In fact too much information hinders one’s decision process. The key is to discern how the abundant knowledge apply to specific life situation?
Does it apply to me? Is that what I really want? Will this work in my case? When comes down to it, there is no substitution for judgement, which is a function that is still best suited for human.
How information technology helps you in making better decisions?
It’s Friday afternoon. And I used to get very excited about it. Oh yeah, because Friday afternoon is the beginning of the weekend. I say “used to” because I haven’t felt the same since I retired three plus years ago.
In fact, nowadays, I actually look forward to the weekdays instead. Sounds crazy, right? Honestly, weekday for me is less crowded. Yes. Weekdays between 10 AM and 2 PM is my prime time. Roads are cleared. Stores are open and no lines at the checkout.
Retirement is an envy for many. I consider myself lucky to have reached this milestone. It enables me to pursue other interests and allows me the opportunity to explore my hidden talents if I may so call them.
What is my mission now? You ask. Well, I want to make sure that I am content with my life. If I can help others along the way by all means. Discover more fun in life, and share the joy around.
Without the baggage of making a living (being there, done that), now is my term.
How is your Friday?
Went out for a 5 mile jog this afternoon. Temperature was in the low 50’s. But the breeze sent a quiver down my back as I stepped outside. Despite the sunny appearance, the temperature felt chilly and more like in the 40’s.
In theory, the weather is going to warm up. But the Spring has a way of teasing us. April showers and clouds hide the sun’s full appearance. Can’t quite put away the coat, hat, and gloves just yet. Must be patient for Mother Nature to take her pace.
But it does not fool the plants. As I ran by a cherry blossom, its flowers are in full swing. And trees, their leaves are budding out. No longer the skeletal silhouette of their former selves. Right on queue following the nature cycle.
Spring Is In The Air
Amazing how impatient I have been in the past to run away from the cold winter, get on with the warmer weather, and miss this Spring transformation that is happening all around me right now. I suppose this is what mindfulness about. For sure, Spring is in the air.
Have you noticed the Spring beyond what is on the calendar?
Around five-ish in the afternoon when my energy starts to tank, I look for a pick-me-up’er to stop my dragging around like a snail. A boost to tide me over until dinner if you will. And generally my options are two: snack or exercise.
Snack is what I get when I am in a hurry. Not necessarily healthy, depending on what I can get my hands on at the moment (usually junk foods), it’s a quick fix. Understandably, the surge of calories is not without its price of sugar crash and increased waistline later.
The other option, exercise, you probably guessed it, is the healthier choice. And yes, I know that I always have a choice. So when feasible, yoga is my favorite option. Because it lifts my mind and body without negative consequences.
You see, my yoga moves, along with the breathing, accelerate my blood circulation and oxygen intake. All at a pace that I can control. And after a brief practice, my body is relaxed and mind refreshed.
The best part – with yoga I get my energy recharged minus the calories.
What is your go-to fix?
Weirder than fiction. No sooner than I posted about redirection and deception this week, Rep. Amoldei of Nevada provides an apropos real life example that I am not sure if I am grateful or mournful about it.
As a U.S. Congressman, Amoldei has his reason for what he said. I am not the one to judge and will leave that honor to the Nevada voters. We all have to answer to somebody if not to ourselves.
Meanwhile, the weather has been crazy. I am totally confused between what the forecast says and what really happens. Nevertheless I am trying to maintain a sense of balance. One way or other, I will get my mojo working.
Have a nice week.