I graduated high school in the middle of the 1960’s, a time rife with cold war intrigue which often showed up in theatres and on the front page of newspapers. I know, because I folded those papers before delivering them, giving me a chance to read the news thoroughly each morning. No wonder I graded so well in Civics and History, but I digress. I was a young, distant, and casual observer of the geopolitical environment and have been ever since (except the young part). And that is why I have this list.
A journaler and master list maker for years, I started using a modified version of Bullet Journaling a few months ago. Then I decided to actually read the book. As a result, I’ve modified my approach to be much closer aligned with the structure Ryder Carroll presents, one that is remarkably similar to my ’80’s Day Timer system. Basically, BuJo (as it is affectionately known) is a well-engineered system for capturing every thought you need to capture in a systematic and short form fashion.
An interesting contrast has developed in how I choose to live my life, and the world in which I live it. This contrast is not absolute mind you, the edges sometimes blur in interesting and not necessarily intuitive ways. I have learned that I sometimes prefer the simpler, slower, more thoughtful ways of doing things; and I have learned that they have distinct advantages. They may not be as fast (frenetic) or as modern (cool), but they can be more beneficial (effective).