Some of my research focuses on how users of technology focus only on short term rewards instead of considering the long term benefits of learning a new technology. This is especially evident in industries where time is extremely valuable.
I am finding myself struggling with this exact notion, not with learning technology, but with kind of everything else....I have a colleague who is dying, to the point that his wife is afraid to order a birthday cake for herself in a few weeks because he might not be around and it might be too hard on their kids. I think about them all the time and I think that is why I struggled so badly with food last week and am struggling with all kinds of decisions that usually I do not fret about.
"If I am going to get hit by a bus tomorrow, who cares if I am 3 pounds heavier from chicken wings and cookies?"
"What if something happens and I regret not taking Mr. P to Vegas because it would take most of our savings?"
THEN, I go more long term...
"What if I get diagnosed with something and if I had just lost weight I could fight it better?"
"What if I use all our savings to go to Vegas and the truck breaks down?"
I am struggling to find a balance between living in the present and living for the future.
When do you live for?