supposed to’s

we’re often…

clouded/drugged/intoxicated/blinded/wasted/drained/regulated… by…

supposed to s

ie: supposed to’s.. of school/work

supposed to’s of school/work


Socrates, supposed to law, ..found heresocrates-supposed-to

socrates supposed to law: what screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it’s supposed to be  – socrates


do whatever?


voluntary compliance ness

perpetuate – sinclair perpetuation law

embracing uncertainty/chaos/vulnerability of context..


Cage ness: (as parsed -in my mind – from his intermingled ness – 4th quarter of silence)

One obligation is then dropped and things are done better when they’re done the first time. That, for it gets worse rather than better. If we have something to do, we don’t question whether it is worth while; we just do it.
The reason we waste our time so willingly is that our ideas about usefulness were so limited. When someone with his nose to the grindstone tells us we needn’t bother to so such and such, we get the (alter-) impression that’s something might interest us. We study how not to stick to our work. Of course, we have too much to do, (studying being interrupted, we try first in copying over neatly the course,) to do everything, and if we can’t, then, as a last resort, we choose, so that two thousand people can swim at once. We do not determine where we go by where we’d like to go.
“What would please us the most?” just now. They suggest an innovation in toys. There again, what we find most pleasing is not limited (the way they were.) to any papers.

9) #recalibration : The business case for mindset as competitive advantage v @ribbonfarm HT @petervan  deep thinking

Original Tweet:

Productivity as we know it is based on delayed gratification, which described a world that was predictable and structured. It was clear what you had to do and in what order — it was just a matter of scheduling and pain tolerance. But delayed gratification is obsolete in a world dominated by VUCA, because the pain you’re pulling into the present might not even be necessary, and the gratification you’re pushing into the future might never materialize. It is not at all clear what must be done and in what order; in fact, it becomes ever more clear that most of the tasks we execute don’t make much of a difference, while a tiny percentage randomly and dramatically influence the course of our work and our lives. It makes sense to invest more and more resources in making that distinction, because the absolute fastest way to complete a task or reach an objective is to realize you don’t have to.

supposed to’s

almost didn’t read this article because of tweet calling for competitive advantage…

perhaps we call out competitions/advantages as @fortelabs calls out delayed gratification ie: as irrelevant if living antifragile (more notes from this here)

irrelvant quote vinay


telling people what to do ness