In the mid-90s, I was living in an apartment building. It had a huge walk-in closet and a half-bath. I was always trying to figure out where to put my stuff and where to put my clothes. I didn’t care what anyone else thought. I was going to put everything in the closet, and it was a very simple decision. But that would be wrong.
Well, that would be wrong because that would be wrong. If you have a half-full closet, you should put everything in it to save space. But if you have a half-full closet, you need to put everything in it because that’s your normal way of life. But that’s wrong because what you need is the opposite of that. You need to put stuff in the closet when you have a half full closet.
In our experience, most of the time, we don’t need to go to the closet for storage. In fact, a good deal of the time we only need to go to the closet when its time to take out something that needs to go in the closet, or when we need to organize some stuff. This is why the majority of the time, we have a half-full closet.
I think part of the problem is that we don’t even think about how we organize our closets. We just pull out a box and go to town. We only really think about organizing when we have to go to the closet. If that closet is overflowing with boxes, then we really need to think.
I know people who love to organize their closets (aka organize their house) because they are just so good at it. But for us, even if we have a room of boxes in our closet, we only really think about it when we have to go to the closet. And we never think when we are actually in the closet. It’s just an automatic response.
We’ve seen this happen to us before. We end up taking boxes of belongings to the garage or attic where they sit until we don’t need them anymore. Or we end up throwing them away because we know we won’t ever use them again. We are so enamored by our possessions that they just seem to float away.
The same thing happens when you try to sell your house. You never think about it when you are in front of the house, but you are all about the money and you want it quick. In the same way, when you get on a new computer, you dont think about the specs so much but you are so enthralled with your new operating system that you dont really think about the fact that you are getting a newer computer.
Of course, the problem isn’t that you don’t think about specs, but that you think about them with less. Many of us think about our computers in terms of our operating systems (Windows versus Mac OSX versus Linux) without realizing that we are actually getting a computer.
The problem is that our default thinking is to think about things from a single viewpoint. A computer is a computer. A computer is what you are using it for. Thus, when you are using your new computer, you are not really thinking about all the things that are happening. In fact, there are probably more things happening on your computer than you are thinking about at any given time.
We have to remember that a computer is a computer, but what makes a computer a computer is not all that important. The important thing is the operating system we choose. For most of us, that is Windows. But what makes a computer a computer is what you are doing with it. You are making it do what you want it to do. One of the things we need to remember is that different operating systems and computers have different ways of doing that.