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There is only one goal. That is to be whole again.

There is only one goal. That is to be whole again. How human beings live and work determines whether they remain whole or are split. ...

9/4/14

Why do we try to maximize?

Is it not because we are living in the delusion of a limitless life in which maximizing allows us to enjoy as much of life as possible?

What if life is not limitless? What if life is the sum total of our experiences and relationships in our own lifetime. These are obviously not limitless. They may be subtle and varied but they are certainly finite. Each one of us has a finite set of relationships and experiences. We call each such set our life.

When life is viewed this way maximizing seems absurd. Why act to maximize when what is needed is available right about you. You are surrounded by right relationships, right work, right experiences. You only need to be open and acknowledge them. This is what it means to live your life.

Maximization is not good economics. What is good economics is to acknowledge all the wonderful relationships in your life, be open to experiences and engage in work that honors your wholeness and the wholeness of the others.

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