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21 December 2004 Tuesday

Relevant Philosophy on Packing

slated in moments, mused at 4:17 am

My dear friend Sean once told me that packing is something that should either always be done at the last minute possible, or it anyway might as well. His reasoning was that it certainly will get done. Whether you do it three days in advance, or 20 minutes before leaving, you will get packed and you will have with you what you’re bringing and that’s that.

Now, there are a dozen or more things wrong with that general philosophy, and certainly with that specific example.. but the basic truth is that he’s right. The packing will get done.

It’s not quite the same as one of my favoritest quotes ever:

“The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things.”
~Jorge Luis Borges

But at this time, I am finding cause to exercise liberties and am deigning to invoke it.

This has been another Ali-moment in putting off what actually needs to be done and instead doing….what really doesn’t.

Comments on Relevant Philosophy on Packing

  1. You have just hit upon the very reason I have many hours to spend on Textpattern related work ;-).

    I think there’s another packing anecdote by George Carlin that I would relate if I could do it justice. It has something to do about taking “your stuff” on a trip.
    commented Tue 21 Dec 2004, 04:56:06 AM :: link
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