I’m now on my fourth office move within my home as the construction encroaches on prior locations. I’ve worked in the current location for several days. A few moments ago I happened to look up from my computer and instead of seeing a wall about thirty inches in front of me as I expected, I was shocked to see my face in a mirror. Not just any mirror. This one is a garish (to me) bright green and yellow and a quite large 3′ x 3′ square. It’s hard to miss, yet I’d been so buried in my work that I hadn’t seen it nor my face reflected in it all that time.
As an investor, I study companies, products, management, human nature, trends, track records, and many aspects of the world. As a writer, I create whole new worlds. I consider myself to be fairly observant, yet that mirror reminded me how blind I can be even to things that should be as clear as the nose on the face 30 inches from me.
I wonder how many other glaringly obvious things are all around me that I do not see and what it will take to open my eyes to them.
Haha, you look a bit cramped in there…..soon you will have a great new office i guess!
That’s an accurate observation, Ute. I have just enough room to get into and out of my chair. We’re clearly attempting to cram 100 pounds of, uh, stuff, into a 50 pound sack. I just had the cheery thought that since I live in earthquake country and my “stuff” is piled so high, if “The Big One” hits I could be buried under it. ;-D!
See there is the start, to prevent this…. we don’t want you buried…. start sorting a bit and give some things away to charity… ??? or you add another annexe hehe 🙂
Giving things to charity is a great idea, so great that we already did it: Half the clothes in my closet (I don’t tend to wear out clothes so they last for decades), furniture, and about 40 bags of various things. It helped, but not enough. Or I could add an annex…Oh wait, that’s why I’m in the situation I’m in! ;-D! I used to pride myself in the fact that I could fit all my personal belongings in a single carload. (An automobile NOT a train car!) ;-D! I’m kind of the opposite of a hoarder. I was that way for perhaps forty-five years. Now, it would take multiple carloads (including one just for my books.)
such a perfect example of this –
@”As a writer, I create whole new worlds. I consider myself to be fairly observant, yet that mirror reminded me how blind I can be even to things that should be as clear as the nose on the face 30 inches from me.” – QED… 🙂