As Long As It Takes (3): Things Which By Their Nature Are Never Finished

  • The work necessary to maintain peace
  • Change
  • Your education
  • The education of other people, old and new
  • Work to improve and maintain public health
  • The laundry, and other household jobs
  • Other people’s lives and issues getting in the way of what you thought you were going to do
  • Your own life and issues getting in the way of what you thought you were going to do
  • The need for exercise
  • The maintenance of everything that needs maintenance
  • The imperfectability of people in general and you in particular
  • The imperfect abilities of people in general and you in particular
  • All the books / films / symphonies / sights to see / things to try
  • The making of new books / etc
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • The artist’s / warrior’s / philosopher’s / saint’s / wanderer’s journey
  • The meeting of people
  • Your need for sleep
  • Partings of ways
  • Inequality
  • The need to keep an eye on your behaviour
  • The need to invest in relationships
  • Building your organisation
  • Difficult decisions, compromises, tensions within your organisation
  • Your and others’ need for help
  • Work

Homework

Are there things that you’re deceiving yourself will one day be finished, which can never be finished?

What does it mean to live in recognition of the fact that they will never be finished?

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