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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Parsimonious Moments

What commodity (time, money, possessions) are you least likely to be generous with? Why? (Serendipity Bible Fourth Edition, page 435).

I am least likely to be generous during focused moments.  That is, when I am focused on a project or task (or feel that I should be), I can be very intolerant of interruptions especially regarding matters I think can be addressed at a more opportune time.  At such parsimonious moments, I can be an assiduous clock-watcher.

Most often the task at hand requires some aspect of discipline and creativity--no matter if it be writing a composition or setting up a spreadsheet. If one could see my office during these times, they would be able to see telltale signs of my obsession.  For example, a scrap of paper can lie on the floor for days. Picking up that paper is outside my focus zone and paying attention to it would introduce a discordant element. It would be understandable if an observer looking on concluded that here is a person desperately marshaling significantly limited mental resources. 


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