Think Clearly — Thinking Beyond
There is a tradition in our family. My father gave each of us an amount of money and asked us what we were going to do with it. My younger brother bought a soft toy. I used $10 a watch to supplement a budget for a watch for a waterproof one, and saved the rest. He checked the mentation of our decision making process. I said (at that time, not aware of monetary inflation) that we should spend on tools (and list what difference the watch will make, marking the utility on a daily basis for specific tasks, including to enhance swimming skills). I said the rest are placed aside with plans, and it is always planned. It is for education because I have seen how people lost their jobs.
This practice is done to observe the resource mindset of children. It is also a cautionary warning against the dangers of myopic hedonism. The intent was right, but the carry-out was wrong. What he did wrongly was to praise me in front of my younger brother and it made him feel bad. What I realized is that he was very vulnerable, and he needed the assurance of safety. It was an indication of a crack propagating. That incident further hurt him.
When I thought about it 2 decades after the incident, I realized when time is more important than money, or rather irretrievable mortal time than recoverable resources, most humans are squandering time likewise. Humans are wasting time trading it for money. When I learned the concept of Kairos from my father (he was the one who added Latin and Greek curriculum), I saw the danger of not seeing the true value hidden by a higher dimension of awareness — in this case — the game of fate. So in every presented event, I asked myself — what is the Oracle of Fate asking me?
We live in a trivial and confined domain called mortal time. We are fixated with mortal monetary systems where the defined assets live. Yesterday was M0 to Mx, and cryptocurrency was added today. We tend to trade mortal assets for mortal time. Yet there is a wider domain — which is beyond mortal, such as quasi-immortal solutions. The Oracle oversees all domains, and if we only answer questions within the domain, we only address the scope. I am reaching beyond mortality, in hope to find and answer the Oracle before mortal time is out. Effectively, I…