Yesterday morning while walking to the office I had my head full of ideas, now after one hour looking in the email, talking to colleague my head is empty. Well not really empty, but it is full of small rubbish from work. All unimportant things.
Oh now I have remembered, I was thinking about my project of delivering training to people who like to learn more about photography. How unimportant it is when comparing what has happen to flight MH17. Wouldn’t be much more important to work on something connected to that? But do I have resources and possibilities to do anything useful there?
Same time another thought has come: I was listening EST jazz trio in car. I had my player on random (shuffle) and always one I like the song it is EST. I wonder, wouldn’t be nice to be able to create song like that? To play like that, but then another thought in head. You will never be able to play like that, you time is short and they are one of the best. They worked on that for many years. BTW: What has happen to them after ES died?
So those are my thought from that morning, this is what is happening in my head. I am quite sure this is not of interest to anybody else, but maybe you feel similar way and maybe you did and you found the answer?
Maybe I was not as clear as I would like (happens often that all is clear to me but people I tell it, have no idea what I meant, or they have different idea. How good is that for teacher ;-) So let me try to formulate it differently:
How to decide what is important and what not? Not in your daily schedule, not from you local interests. I mean from global point of view. What is important for single human being to do with his life from global point of view? It may be wrong question actually, maybe answer would be nothing and it wouldn’t mean the end of world for that single individual, because it is wrong question.
What is the right question then?
I always thought, those things must have come to mind of other people, where are the books telling me what should I do, what they did?
Added later today, read more from and about Viktor Frankl :
We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life — daily and hourly. Our answer must consist, not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.
These tasks, and therefore the meaning of life, differ from man to man, and from moment to moment. Thus it is impossible to define the meaning of life in a general way.
You may read also this interesting view.