Smith wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:44 am
I’ve seen too too many top ten this or that lists I just can’t handle any more.
At the risk of being personal, and I'm not trying to be, but may be more out of self help or just my own analysis of the fellow human condition: why are you troubled by "lists"? And I'm also not trying to answer the question but do you view "list" as a restraint or some sort of restriction on your freedom? Do you feel uncomfortable with other people deciding what should go on a list or are you feeling like how can someone else tell you what is appropriate to go on a list?
Have you considered the possibility that a list is a good way to compartmentalize data or just help you stay organized; kind of putting a handle on things for better, more complete understanding. I'm not sure we could do without lists. There's a list for everything or if not you could/should make up your own list. For example, you could have a list in your mind or written on what the first thing you plan on doing in the morning, what you're having for lunch, when how and what you plan to practice on guitar. Did you make up the shopping list; do you plan on going shopping; have you got everything for the afternoon work out or walk in the park. It's endless but list are necessary to stay organized so we can live better and understand things more completely.
There were a few times I went to the hardware store, got everything I needed, checked out and realized I'd forgotten my wallet. I smiled at the register girl but she still said I would have to pay. Now I make a mental list of everything I need when/before I leave the house. The hardware store is 18 miles away and it was a good thing I was chewing gum because I think it helped me stay calm. Who else could I get mad at...very disturbing. But now I make a "LIST."
Maybe you think the government has us on a list. We could be you know; especially if they're watching us. Maybe I'll quit when I'm ahead. But list are a good thing. It's always helpful to stay informed and educated about what's going on around us.
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