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A Few Administrative Tweaks for Life

©2024 Raymond Alexander Kukkee  February 29,

[caption id="attachment_118" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A  deadline approaches for administrative tweaks for life                © photo r.a.kukkee[/caption]  

A Few Administrative Tweaks for Life

It has to happen sometime.  It always does eventually.  Change is not unique, it does not apply only  to individuals.    New realities apply to everything.  Sooner or later occasions arrive that demand change.  Let's call them  'a few administrative tweaks for life'.  Yes, they occur even on "Leap years".  Surprise! This is a 'Leap year'.  How about that?  Tweaking the old status quo; setting a new direction again.  Worthy of note, it is incredibly important to try; there are  many tweaks required to smooth speed bumps.  Breathe deeply.  Relax!  

Issues:   Everyone Has Them.  Nothing New There.

      Whether it is time, age, new jobs, or occupations, health, unexpected events, new obligations, societal  or other. Have you ever discovered  a new  issue  that can be repaired easily with  a few  essential  tweaks for life? Do you recognize oncoming situations  and deal with them head on? Do you always see roadblocks? Total wreckage ahead?      

Fear: Are There Mountains too High to Climb?

  Does fear postpone, alter, or entirely preclude action? Are there mountains pretending to be too high to climb?  How about impossible, raging rivers to be crossed?  Inexplicable, unfathomable  life events that realistically may  alter  forever, or cost  lives with  unpredictable losses? How about unexpected windfalls?   Are  they always life-changing? Can they be happy, sad, disastrous or just confusing? Life is for learning. Once in a while undefinable problems surface, even good ones  —and may remain unrecognized,  much less categorized. Read that twice. Administrative tweaks for life are a good thing.  

Patient Acceptance Of Virtually Any Reality Can  Occur.

      Best of all, some  are exotic,  unspeakable reality.  And equally important to realize, unique realities in life include events which may not be repairable.  Impossible tasks do  exist. Surely for those, classic  administrative tweaks for life  may never offer a realistic solution.  Therefore, consider creative, wishful thinking.  'Outside of the box'  may be encouraged, even essential.  More than likely, delusion  may be a realistic  description to offer.  Patient acceptance of virtually any reality  and the irreparable  can  occur, and does.  

Most Important to Remember


Finally,  what is the most important to remember?  Nobody,  significantly not even the most clever,  can halt the reality of time. Not even using clever administrative tweaks for life —over a lifetime.



      Is that incoming I hear?
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Balancing on the The Edge?

©2014 Raymond Alexander Kukkee  

It takes Leadership at the Edge

[caption id="attachment_40" align="alignleft" width="300"]Thoughts lead to Ultimate Potential Lead us to the Edge?  photo by rakukkee[/caption]   Here at IncomingBytes it seems we have difficulty remaining silent about the problematic status quo. You know, zip the lip, bucko,  or stifle it, Edith,  as Archie Bunker might say. We try hard;  it's  good to restrain one's self  where  possible, but the devil's in the details isn't it. The desire to be  silent is not always  achieved. Yes, we doodle, dawdle, go for coffee and procrastinate hoping that delay might remove the sense of urgency to comment upon occasion,  but that changes nothing. If we choose to leave it to someone else to raise hell speak up about any given issue, close to the edge,  fact is, it feels like a betrayal, passing the buck. It takes leadership to stand on the uncomfortable cutting edge —to do the right things at the right time. Should writers  zip it and silently shift responsibility to others? Should writers  live a life of avoidance apathy?  I think not. If we, as communicators fail to speak up, we lose the right to complain, or  speak at all. It becomes incredibly easy to bitch about everything, make random observations and comments.Draw  incorrect conclusions. Raise ire, draw fire.  And perhaps raise hell.  Remain silent while innocent people are being beheaded? No.  Should we collectively live in fear? No. Is that conundrum something new under the sun? No. It  is also easy to criticize and forget the path others must walk, but let's take a closer look at what's happening.  Let us generously allow other people to define their own straight and narrow, their route to happiness, or equally their chosen path to disaster, disillusion,  tragedy, loss, and grief, even death. Yes, it is their choice;  their actions, their beliefs, their dogma, —and their outcomes,  problems, and in some cases,  their biting mad-dog lunacy that condemns them.  Barbaric acts committed in iron-clad, intolerant zealotry  affect everyone in the world in one way or the other, lessening the civility in this civilization but seldom achieve the intended goal.  And no, for the record, civilized people  do not have to "like" or tolerate murderous barbarians, whatever their 'ideology'. Standing close to the edge, wondering why the world is tilting toward total destruction, we must open our eyes.  Blood and guts, warfare, murder, mayhem, bombs  and hell, —or not, we must give pause for thought.  Timely action must be taken against outrageous aggression, genocide,  the bristling threat of fever-driven religious  fanatics—cooperation with traditional enemies must be considered—no matter what the plan, and yes,it can still be a no win. Why? It is simple. Fear.  With the world in turmoil, there are already more than enough difficulties and fear to  share without the  unknown unpredictability of fanatics. Terrorism. Heinous acts committed by barbarians attempting to force their agenda upon the civilized.  ISIL fanaticism. Genocide. There is warfare. Israel and Palestine. Sabre-rattling aggression and potential expansionism of Russia into Ukraine. The civil war in Syria.  Never mind the complexities of  warfare, there's Ebola, a horrific, unprecedented global health challenge.   Climate change. Environmental and economic disasters. Earthquakes.  Dying oceans, suffocating carbon dioxide levels. Get the idea? The fact is, no one, global leaders included —can now claim the luxury of standing back and simply observing potential global threats and shrugging their shoulders. There is always trouble somewhere in the world, but for our own 'pseudo-civilized' security  and control, it has always been convenient  trendy  to consider those things happen elsewhere.  The other side of the world. Other countries. Other places. Leaders say "It's  over there, we're monitoring the situation......"  Uh...huh. Apparently not carefully enough. Regardless, it's always somewhere else. Really?  Nowhere close to our comfort zone? Perhaps until now. New threats lead us ever closer to the edge. There's a whole new 'game' on, where everyone actually wakes up --including politicians and world leaders --and are forced to look down over the edge, into the abyss. It's time to do more than just observe. Don't waste time setting the alarm clock. Wake up early and think for yourself.   # Is that Incoming I hear?     photo by rakukkee2014 all rights reserved
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