Three bulbs

The featured image illustrates a common decision making heuristic used for business decisions. It makes clear a few realities that we should all be aware, and the summation of this pyramid is a reminder that we cannot have everything in life, that everything is a compromise, and that everything has a cost associated with it. This is something that many of us forget when we go about our lives.

This is something that I forget when I try to plan my life.

People think that being unemployed is easy.

It isn’t.

It is hell.

The trick is not to lose yourself in distractions. You should take your video game console and put it in the closet. Eat cheap. Make a list of things you will do, later, when you have a job. Go to the gym. Keep active.

Start smoking again.

No, that last one is bad advice, I know. But something has to give, right? Just like the pyramid above, I couldn’t do everything while I was at my job hunt. The overall situation was to heavy for me. I could go to the gym in the morning, eat cheap home made food, and spend 12 hours a day looking for work. But at the end of it all, I needed the damn cigarette break. When I went to visit family and they would treat me to a nice restaurant, the craving stopped. I didn’t smoke over that weekend. Idem those (very, very rare) days where I didn’t job hunt (I could count in this those days where I had Covid, but that would be cheating, wouldn’t it?). But I never managed to do all three at once.

I guess I just wasn’t strong enough.

I am now at the end of the job hunt, and I realized that this problem is only going to aggravate. Pyramid? Ha!

  • Eat well (diet)
  • The job
  • Go to the gym
  • Writing
  • Blogging
  • Exploring the city
  • Save money
  • Photography
  • Job training I am obliged to do
  • Have a social life
  • Quit smoking

So yea. I now need to deal with a endekagon.

Wish me luck.

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