The phrase “your enough” was coined by Tim Ferriss in a TED Talk back in 2012, where he said, “We live in an age where we are too busy to be anything else.” I agree, and I think we need to bring that to our everyday lives.
The age-old quote about how we are too busy to be anything else has a very specific meaning. It refers to the state of being too busy to do anything else, but too busy to worry about what we’re doing. It’s the state that we’re in right now, and we’re not doing much about it. What we really need to do is to take responsibility for our lives.
When I was at college, I was on a course. That is a course that I am not allowed to discuss with anyone. So, when I was talking about my experience, the course’s professor would occasionally interrupt me with a question I have no answer for. The question was: “What did you do today?” I would usually say that I did lots of reading, which is technically true.
But I would have to say that my time doing reading was spent primarily on a large number of projects that I had no control over. And that was my own fault. I had two main projects that I had no control over, and one of them was the book that the professor was talking about. The other was another book I was reading.
I think I would qualify as having enough. I don’t do a lot of reading, I just have a few books that I read in a month or so, and I read a lot of books in my free time.
The problem is that in many ways we are just barely in touch with our own minds. So when we have a goal in mind, or an idea that we want to do something about, there is no way to know for certain where we are in our own heads. Some people use a mental “link” to tell us where they are, and that is useful, but it is not a good way to actually get in touch with our minds.
A mental link can be useful if it is based on the fact that a certain brain area is active. For example, thinking about a goal can actually help you get in touch with your thinking. But the idea that we can know where we are in our minds, is not possible. It requires us to have some kind of physical connection to our physical brains, which is not entirely realistic.
When you think of the mind as a map it’s not possible. We live in a world of physical connections. We can get physical input if we want to, but we also need other inputs to get where we want to. Think about it. You need to have a physical connection to your brain to see a map on a screen. When we think about our past, it is a physical connection to our past.
Our past is our physical connection to our present. The past connects us to the present, and the present connects us to the future. Both of which don’t exist except through physical connections.