Thousands of things/issues and particles, parcels and dangling participles bombarding us daily – and what’s crazy-making – we go looking for more …
My method, early morning clicking on newsfeeds – all the news someone saw fit to print/push out to the world, which I offer an inbound welcome mat. Sites of personal preference, direct mail from friends and colleagues, and all before I’ve had a second cup of coffee or opened the door to pull in my daily newspaper.
And I throw my line in the water. I publish comments, ‘little bits’ of me on Medium, copy those via Tweets and publish columns every day. 10,000+ people like them enough to get them directly every day. How cool is that?
Before most people get their motor running every morning, including me, the bombardment has begun – the decipher and siting process to know what is real, what is likely fake, what is likely one-side of an issue, what is fun, what is funny and what is total crap.
Yes, before I’m out of bed an hour I have thousands of causes for action, reaction – or nothing.
There is a legal term I like – fits here methinks: cause of action
Fundamental to claims making in litigation – having a cause of action. Someone wronged, cheated, hurt or mislead, they’ve suffered damages, need compensation, or reversal, or both. Been on both ends of that handle. Neither offer much long term satisfaction when dust settles.
Which brings me back to something I wrestle with more than action v. reaction, is ‘what is the value of this thing/information/feeling?’