Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Accounting and Life

 I was thinking how much I love accounting, today.  It is very methodical and definitive.  When you don't understand things, you MUST come to an understanding by the end of accounting period, because at the end of the period, the books close, everything is weighed, everything is revealed, every failure is studied to prepare for the future, and the new period begins, anew.  After that point, most of the time, you can't go back and change prior period results, because everything has already been worked together and set at a fixed point.  All you can do is adjust for the future.

Imagine if we did that in life.  It would have helped me recover from breakups and romantic failures much sooner.  I could have just said... the books are CLOSED.  Evaluate how things are balanced.  Learn and prepare for the future.  Begin anew with that knowledge and leave the past book ending SET and OVER.

I spent too much time trying to reopen toxic paths or justifying unfair returns.  I spent too much time trying to revise and focus on the past and not letting those books close.  As a result, I spent a lot of time that SHOULD have been focused on the present and future dwelling on a distorted view of the balance of past transactions.  It is only in the last year and more specifically the last few months that I saw my current state for as devoid and paralyzed as it had become and started ACTING with NEW actions in a NEW place for NEW dreams to make for a better NEW book.

This post doesn't take much to explain.  You get it.  I just thought it needed to be said.

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