Measuring a Life
WINDSOR, CA - Something I intend to reflect on during this vacation is how I want to measure my life. I don’t mean to do this for evaluative reasons - or to do it in a way that is compulsive or dogmatic - but rather so that I can stick to “true north.”
Some warm up reflections:
- I will measure my life, what’s undetermined is whether that measurement is intentional or unintentional.
- What I measure will affect my behavior.
- Money probably isn’t an inherently immoral measurement, assuming it’s authentic and framed appropriately. It just happens to be really easy to measure.
- I can’t succomb to thinking “life can’t be measured.” It certainly isn’t easy, but if I don’t have intentions about what to measure, I will default to the easiest measurements.
- I have to look inward about what to measure. It will be easy to fool myself but I must not.
- I must keep it simple.
The first, and maybe only challenge is to how to ask myself the question.