Sunday, 4 May 2008

Guide to self

Do you ever forget who you are? When we wake in the morning, we don't continue exactly as we were before we went to sleep; we're like a computer that was shut down and is rebooted. Yet unlike computers, the stored information we boot from is less reliable - we forget things - we forget who we are.

So, write yourself a start-up script: a reminder of who you are, what you like, what you're working towards. And direct that start-up script to more detailed documentation of your loves, hates and fears. Be like Leonard Shelby from Memento (without the complete memory loss and need for revenge) and fulfil Socrates advice: Know thyself.

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