Why Plan?

To plan is the current ethos of modernity. But why plan? Is it even a good idea?

The planning fallacy

We always underestimate how long things will take, and underestimate compilations from complex processes.

Not only that, but now that I’ve got a newborn infant, to even plan a day or a moment ahead seems unsage and foolish.

Did anyone see COVID coming?

To even plan a week, month, year, 3 years, or decade ahead … this was all in nought (considering COVID hit us with no preparation).

So how to live in today’s brave new COVID world?

Simple suggestions:

  1. Take it moment by moment, day by day.
  2. Don’t even plan a moment in advance. Remain agile, adaptable, and flexible. Iterate every moment. Also, strive to make the most out of every moment. Don’t hope for the future; maximize the now.

ERIC

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