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Today I learned that stupid dumfucks can make an infographic.

I saw this and rather than gathering any inspiration from it, I just became outraged.

I now wish to (need to) openly criticize this stupid piece of shit document. I also feel inspired to do everything on the right side of this list.

TV: While I don't own a TV, I seriously enjoy many programs that were made for TV. Firefly is at the top of that list. The Tick. Invader Zim. Just last night I was given tremendous, healing joy by watching a program that was made for television.

Criticize: this infographic is shit.

Fear change: like when people say they will do something and then they don't do that thing.

Hold a grudge: because when somebody screws you out of $12,000, and then wants to do business with you again, you should .... lose another $12,000?

Talk about people: sepp holzer is amazing.

Knowing it all: This might be the only one that I can agree with. At the same time, I have seen people utter these words while pointing at somebody else - and it's about 50/50 whethere the problem is with the person being pointed at or the person doing the pointing.

Blame others for their failures: Yeah, collaboration sucks. If we all get together to do a project and a person doesn't show up and so everybody else's time is wasted .... I guess we shouldn't blame that person?

Skipping the entitlement thing.

Never set goals: I think this is a style. In fact, for a lot of the art I fiddle with, or even the writing I do - no goal was ever set. It just sorta happens.

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Regarding goals, this week's chapter of Edible Forest Gardens has this to say...

Desired Conditions

The phrase desired condition may seem strange to some when the word goal might do just as well. Why use it then? Simply because it is more accurate and has less cultural baggage. Stating a goal as a desired condition, putting it in present tense, helps us discern whether the condition is actually something we want. It helps us state our goals more clearly as a result. It also serves as an affirmation, changing our consciousness and focusing our attention on the present-moment reality. If the statement of desired condition resonates inside of us, then the effort of creating that desired condition will flow from a deep inner place and result in a participatory paradigm. Meanwhile, a "goal" is often stated when we are trying to impose something on ourselves or another. Imposition implies separation; separation inistigates interventin. This is cultural baggage we can - and must - do without.

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I never really understand the hating on TV thing. I watch TV every day (anime, mostly) plus read every day. In fact, I do most things on both lists. So I guess they cancel each other out and I'm neither successful nor unsuccessful.

Meh, basically, sez I to this infographic.
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They left out the last line on the right "Unsuccessful people make crappy info-graphics".
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I find that if I plan my day, or set a goal for the day the maintenance gods do everything they can to ensure that I know that my plans are wrong. In some places like maintenance, reaction to current needs is a better strategy than planning, but it's hard to let your ego learn that!

That is not to say you shouldn't practice routine preventative maintenance, just that your plan should allow for deviation from the plan.
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